Catholic priest, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma has advised women in abusive marriages to leave before they get killed by their husbands.

This comes in the wake of the death of gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, who passed away from injuries she sustained after allegedly being assaulted by her husband.

During a sermon recently, Fr Oluoma told victims of domestic abuse that it would be in their best interests to leave the marriage.

He added that although the Catholic church does not believe in divorce, it supports “separation from bed and board” and nullification of a marriage.

His words,

“If your husband is beating you, he will kill you one day. He will kill you one day. Police may arrest him, after a while they leave him. He may even leave long and remarry and if he remarries, another wicked woman, the children you suffered for, will be maltreating the children. Runaway. There is nothing pious, nothing spiritual about staying in a marrriage and you are dying gradually.

If he doesn’t kill you instantly, he will damage your vital organs and you will die at the age of 60 or fifty something. They will think it is sickness that killed you. Run away I have told you.

This is the Catholic church. We don’t believe in divorce but there is something called separation from bed and board and there is something called nullification.”

Watch him speak below,