St Joseph's Church priest in row with Catholic Church leaders
He refuses to leave post at St Joseph's Church after differences over restoration of stained glass panels
A veteran priest in charge of historic St Joseph's Church in Victoria Street is embroiled in a dispute with the Catholic Church leadership here over his sudden removal from his post.
Reverend Michael Teo, 76, told worshippers at a service yesterday that he had been told to go for making a police report about an ongoing project to restore century-old stained glass panels at the church.
He said he was given marching orders in an Aug 5 decree signed by Archbishop William Goh and the hierarchy's chancellor, Friar John Paul Tan, telling him to move to the Church of St Teresa on Aug 20 and wait there for his next posting.
But Father Teo, rector for the past 12 years, said he believed he had done nothing wrong by making the police report.