Marbel diocese informs public about priest who left Church

Marbel diocese informs public about priest who left Church

By CBCP News

March 20, 2023

Koronadal City, South Cotabato

A southern Philippine diocese has informed the public that one of its priests is no longer a Catholic.

Bishop Cerilo Casicas of Marbel said that Fr. Alan Catigbay has already left the Catholic Church.

“He has decided to join another religion,” Bishop Casicas said in a circular released March 15. “We continue to pray for Fr. Catigday.”

The bishop enjoined the Catholics “not to participate in Masses and other Sacraments” that the former priest celebrates.

“These are not of the Catholic Church,” he said.

The circular stopped short of identifying what religion Fr. Catigbay joined in.

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