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St Monica’s holy kiss: Forgive me; I didn’t think through it, says priest

Father Baltharzzar Obeng Larbi has acknowledged his actions were inappropriate and has asked for forgiveness

Reverend Father Baltharzzar Obeng Larbi, the Anglican priest taped kissing three female students of the St Monica’s College of Education, has rendered an apology to the church, the school, the affected students and their families.

In a statement issued on Thursday 19 August 2021, Rev Fr Larbi acknowledged his conduct was incorrect and asked for clemency.

“I pray for forgiveness from all and sundry and plead that you hold me in your prayers during this trying times. May God bless us all, I seemed to have taken a number of things for granted. I did not think my behaviour through,” the statement added.

Investigation

Meanwhile, the Anglican Church, Ghana has set up a five-member committee to investigate the basis and legitimacy of his act.

The committee has officially begun its work and is expected to submit its findings and recommendations to the Anglican Church and the school authorities on 31 August 2021.

Also, the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education have also started an external investigation into the issue.

Elliot Nuertey

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