Catholic Church Suspends Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia from priesthood for involving in Politics

Catholic Church Suspends Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia from priesthood for involving in Politics


The Catholic Church of Gboko Diocese has suspended its priest, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia from celebrating eucharistic mass

It was reported that Rev fr Alia have bought an APC form of N50 Million to contest for governorship Election in Benue state.

According to the Rev father while spouting his manifesto “Benue is broken enough and it’s time to fix it. I joined partisan politics to salvage the state from collapse,” adding that “Social justice will be adhered to, to the context of ‘One Benue, One Brotherhood”.

,“Suspension of Revd Fr Hyacinth Iormem Alia from Sacred Ministry” and signed by the Bishop, William Avenya, explained that the suspension was as a result of the priest joining politics.

The bishop further explained that the church Bans at clerics involving in politics.

The statement read in parts, “The mother church does not allow her clerics to get involved in partizan politics on their own.”

“You are aware that my son, your brother and your priest has purchased the party forms to contest for the office of the governor of Benue State under the platform of the APC which is totally against our vacation.

therefore, to respond to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the church in the Catholic Diocese of Gboko, I have suspended him from the exercise of sacred ministry.

This canonical suspension takes effect from the moment it is communicated to him and lasts until he ceases from contumacy”

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