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No licence to preach

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 30 January 2012


THE BARBADIAN ATTORNEY and Anglican priest Colvin C. Goddard, who has been suspended from practising law in New York, is not licensed to work as a priest here. Anglican Archbishop Dr John Holder on Friday explained there was a process that must be exhausted for Goddard, who is now based here, to function as a religious minister. “At this stage, he doesn’t hold a bishop’s licence – which means he doesn’t have the licence to function in Barbados,” said Holder. “When priests travel around the Anglican Communion, in each diocese they enter, they need to have a licence from the bishop of that diocese. There’s a process.” Asked whether Goddard was going through that process, Holder would only say discussions were ongoing. Asked too, if his suspension from the bar for professional misconduct would affect his being allowed to work as a priest here, Holder said the church would have to see what the legal issue was first. (SP)


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