The clerical members of the so-called Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ, who defied the church doctrine of celibacy committed apostacy, hence are no longer members of the Catholic church, Cardinal Njue has said.
According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary apostacy refers to renouncing or abandoning the faith.
“The Canon is very clear, they have incurred automatic excommunication. We hope Christians understand this. These are personal decisions,” he said.
He said that celibacy is a reality where one commits himself a day before he becomes a Deacon.
“It is not forced on anyone. It is self sacrifice to express your love to God. If you find that you do not have the gift of the kind, there is no need for confrontation, as there is a procedure of dispensation,” he explained.
He urged the Christians to be on lookout for individuals who aim to lead them astray.