Priest gives handwritten letter of apology to 17-yo mother

By: Marian Z. Codilla July 09,2014 - 11:44 AM


Redemptorist priest Romeo Obach sends a handwritten letter of apology to 17-year old mom and wants to personally ask for forgiveness.

The letter was given today by a close family friend who went to the Redemptorist church yesterday.

The teenage mom said she is no longer interested in filing a case against the priest as she wants to focus more on her studies.


Here is an English translation of Fr. Obach’s letter:

Dear (name of girl),

Allow me to express my deep regret for the painful action I’ve done to all of you and those who witnessed it.

I had no intention of saying that in front of all of you.

I deeply regret this and I beg you to forgive me for what I did last July 6, 2014 in the chapel of the Sacred Heart.

I hope that the wounds in our hearts caused by this unintended injury will heal quickly.

Again please forgive me (name of girl).

I am ready to meet you at your convenient time and place so I can personally ask for your forgiveness.

Respectfully yours,

Fr. Oming Obach CSsR


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