The entire Catholic Church has been thrown into mourning after a popular perish priest committed suicide.
The priest identified as Father Richard Bile from Ivory Coast was accused of sexually assaulting a young under-aged- girl.
He hanged himself on Wednesday in his residence after he was made to testify in the case of paedophilia on the under-age girl.
After he was notified of the council’s decision to suspend him, Rev.Father Richard was found dead at about 4pm on Wednesday after he appeared to have hanged himself.
The diocese of South-West Cote d’Ivoire through its communication officer, Father Lambert Lath
Yedo confirmed the death of Rev.Father Richard Bilé. According to him, the first elements of the investigation seem to privilege the suicide trail by hanging.