Monday, November 19, 2018

Okoh urges bishops to scutinise intending priests before ordination

From Nigeria-

Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has advised Anglican bishops to do background checks on intending priests before their admission into seminary.

Okoh, who gave the advise to delegates at the 2018 Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON), in Abuja said this was necessary to reduce cases of misconduct, suspension and dismissals.He said: “One person cannot by himself pick a priest, he must do a background check, where the elders and councils members of the church are involved to avoid error.” 

He also urged the bishops not to allow themselves to be tempted, or be under any pressure by families, friends and the society in ordaining priests of their choice.He counseled them to be guided by qualities of discipleship and signs that the intending priests have the calling of God. 

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