Parish priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu Owa, James Anelu, who was suspended indefinitely by the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos State has been recalled.
Recall that the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Archdiocese, Adewale Alfred, ordered that Anelu be placed on indefinite suspension, when he banned the singing of Igbo songs in his parish in February 2022,
Director of Communications of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Godonu signed the circular which recalled Anele and instructed him to reconcile with his parishioners and amend his errors.
The circular read below, “Following a thorough investigation, conducted in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Laity Council and Ad hoc Committee set up by the Archbishop, it was discovered that the posting on the social media that brought about the administrative leave did not give a complete picture of the incident.
“Fr. James has therefore been asked to return to the Parish in order to remedy the situation created by the social media posting and bring about reconciliation and unity in the parish.
“In the spirit of the Lenten season, he urged all the parishioners to work together in collaboration with the Parish priest for the greater glory of God and the good of the community.
“He also called upon all God’s children to remember Fr. ANELU and his parishioners in their prayers.”