The Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Reverend Charles G. Palmer-Buckle, has suspended indefinitely a roman catholic priest from St. Paul’s Parish in Assin Jakai, Central Region.
In a letter sighted by Faithnewsgh.com, addressed to Rev. Fr. Robert A.K. Oduro and dated June 3, 2022, the suspension of the priest was founded on his alleged “obstinacy” and refusal to respond to invitations to discuss issues pertaining to his ministerial work.
According to Archbishop Palmer-Buckle, the priest had been transferred from St. Paul’s Parish to Archdiocesan Secretariat at Fourth Ridge in Cape Coast. The relocation was expected to take effect on January 1, 2022 but Rev. Fr. Oduro failed to honour it.
The letter added that the priest had on his own established a prayer camp which he currently manages. Efforts to engage him over the new ministry besides the transfer issue proved futile.
“I recall my personal visit on Sunday, April 24, 2022, and that of my official delegation later to you at your “prayer camp” inviting you for further discussion and discernment on your ministry as a validly ordained Minister of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostle Church, and member of this Presbyterium. You have, however, persisted in your obstinacy and refusal to respond to any call extended to you for a dialogue on the matter.
“Given these acts of disobedience, I hereby, write to suspend you with immediate effect from ministry as a Roman Catholic Priest,” the letter signed by the Metropolitan Archbishop read.
The Most Reverend added, “I bring this to the notice of the Priests, Religious and the Laity of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast and to the general public to the effect that you cannot function as a catholic Priest until this suspension is revoked”.