Catholic priest slumps and dies during church service

Catholic priest slumps and dies during church service

- A man of God was preaching during a church service in Douala, Cameroon, when he slumped and died

- In a video shared by Chidi Odinkalu, Reverend Father paused momentarily before he slumped while preaching

- Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the unfortunate incident

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Tragedy struck in Cameroon when a priest identified as Reverend Father Jude slumped and died while preaching the Homily.

The video of the incident was shared on Twitter by the former chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu.

Odinkalu wrote: “Rev. Fr Jude., CMA, Spiritual Director of CMA Deido, in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala, was preaching the Homily at Mass earlier today when this happened. RIP to him.”

The man, who was putting on a face mask, paused momentarily and then slumped. Other church priests rushed to his aid but he gave up the ghost.

Reverend Father Jude was the spiritual director of Catholic Men Association in Douala, Cameroon.

Some Twitter users took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts about the unfortunate incident.

Twitter user with the handle @OYEDEJI wrote: "Can you observe a man wiping off sweat from his face because the room was stuffy, coupled with talking with face mask on. Yes, probably with an underlying condition. That is why I will remove my face mask if I can't breathe comfortably when having it on. Life has no duplicate!"

In response to @OYEDEJI, @divergentscou wrote: "Face mask can't tbe the primary cause, but I agree with you, that it could have contributed in speeding up the event.

Catholic priest slumps and dies during church service
Reverend Father Jude slumped and died during church service. Photo credit: @ChidiOdinkalu/Twitter
Source: Twitter

"I noticed his eyes severally, there was serious indication that it will happen. May his faithful soul, rest in peace. Put on your Face mask. Stay Safe."

@Ote_nkwu wrote: "When I was in church this morning, a thought crossed my mind... What if the Priest collapses? And here it has happened somewhere else."

@blessedaplenty wrote: "Eternal rest grant unto him Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen."

Below are other reactions:

Meanwhile, previously reported that a social media user identified as Aproko doctor on Twitter shared a disturbing video that captured the final moments of a man of God.

In the video, the pastor was seen taking a break from preaching to the congregation and quickly settling into a chair for support.

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