The Priest at the centre of the Barbados Community College Examination breach will not resume pastoral duties for a three-month period.
According to a release from the Diocese, The Reverend Reginald Knight will spend the next three months undergoing a period of reflection, personal and professional development guided by a Senior Clergyman of the Church who will be designated by the Bishop. During that period, starting in August 2019, he will not undertake any Clerical or Pastoral duties.
The Right Reverend Michael B. St. J. Maxwell, Bishop of Barbados, stated that following the Pastoral Committee’s investigative process, Reverend Knight has taken full responsibility for his actions, expressed contrition and deep sorrow for the hurt and damage his actions have caused the Church, the Diocese and his own ministry.
The Bishop said in the circumstances, while he has accepted Reverend Knight’s apology, it is appropriate that he takes the time to deeply reflect and receive counsel that is necessary to personally heal and repair the damage that his actions have caused to his former students, his family, his colleagues, the Barbados Community College, and the Church.
The Diocese says it will not be issuing any further statement on this matter.