Parishioners of St Monica Parish Church, Homa Bay, were left in shock and disappointment after their favorite Priest, Father Paul Ogalo was suspended for using rap as a method of preaching.
The 45-year-old priest has been entertaining his parishioners with rap music, urging them to stop using drugs and to get involved in environmental and social justice issues.
Many worshipers attended his sermon because they could relate with his method of preaching. He had been a mentor to many youths who could relate to his preaching.
The Diocese of Homa Bay decided to suspend the Priest for 1 year with effect from June 3, 2018 citing that it would have been wise for the Priest to consult the Bishops to find out if the preaching method was in accordance to their doctrine.
“I use the rap music to bring … youths to the church. Thereafter, I bring them to Christ,” Father Paul said.
Fr. Masaa or Paul SWIT, an acronym for Sees World In Turmoil, as he is known is reported to have helped many youths in the area to stop using drugs and also initiated tree planting activities and other community projects.
Disappointed youths said that they will no longer go to church until the Father Paul is reinstated.
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