Big Brother Naija season 7 winner, Josephina Otabor, also called Phyna, has revealed why she stopped attending church, particularly Catholic.
She said that she could not understand or accept some of the Pope’s reform of the doctrines so she decided to stop going to church.
Phyna disclosed that she was a staunch Catholic growing up and through the years, different popes have introduced new practices which did not sit right with her.
The reality TV star opened up during the latest episode of her podcast, Spill With Phyna where she particularly frowned at Pope Francis recent approval for Catholic priests to “bless” same-sex marriage.
Expressing disapproval, Phyna said; “I stopped going to Church. Initially, I was Catholic; that was my Church growing up, but things come dey go on.
Pope don actually pass different kinds of things then wey no really sit right with me but this recent one of man and man fit come marry for not just any Church but Catholic Church, I just tell myself say no need”.
In related news…
Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, recently kicked against the Pope’s directive to bless same-sex relationships and marriages.
In a statement signed by CBCN President and Secretary, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji and Most Rev. Donatus Ogun, the bishops said the blessing of the same-sex union is against God’s law, the teachings of the church, and the law of the country.
The statement reads; The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria assures the entire People of God that the teaching of the Catholic Church on marriage remains the same. There is, therefore, no possibility in the teaching of the Church of blessing same-sex unions and activities.
That would go against God’s law, the teachings of the Church, the laws of our nation, and the cultural sensibilities of our people.
The declaration seeks to clarify the different forms of blessing that can be given to persons and objects in the Catholic Church, including the possibility of blessing persons in irregular unions.