A Catholic church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has banished its priest after he allegedly had sex with and impregnated a nun.
The Chronicle reports that the priest was disciplined by the church for the shameful act.
The Archbishop of Bulawayo, Alex Thomas, confirmed that Father Kevin Mthunzi Takaendesa had been sanctioned for the offence.
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The Archbishop said, “Father Kevin was disciplined for impregnating a nun and I have it in writing but he went to England on holiday which was planned at the beginning of the year. As you know that it’s not easy to walk to England.
“Disciplinary procedures are there in every field and as a church we’ve a Code of Canon Law which lays down administrative policies. If there is any misconduct we use it to discipline members.
“I can confirm that he (Father Takaendesa) went to England and came back to Bulawayo. The holiday had nothing to do with impregnating the nun as that is his own personal issue,” Archbishop Thomas said.
“I understand that a lot has been said about me and other priests but all this needs facts. I never transferred a priest to England after he impregnated a nun and I didn’t chase her away from church,” Archbishop Thomas said.
“Nuns have their own rules and systems. I don’t have to deal with nuns.” He asked people to stay away from social media rumours over the incident and his own private life.
“I’m not worried about social media gossip mongers claiming that I’ve two cars, a house and even a child who is in South Africa.
“Can you bring me the title deeds, car registration books and a birth certificate to prove all this malice?”