A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Jude, slumped and died on the altar while preaching during a Sunday mass in Deido, Cameroon.
In a video circulating the social media, the priest was seen preaching the Homily while wearing a face mask before he paused for a moment and slumped.
The former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission and lawyer, Chidi Odinkalu, who shared the video via his Twitter account, said the priest who appeared to be struggling to breathe, slumped few seconds after he started preaching the homily.
Other priests rushed to his aid, but he couldn’t make it. Though it wasn’t stated if Fr Jude, who was the Spiritual Director of Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Deido, had underlying health issues.
Sharing the video on his Twitter page, Odinkalu said:
“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.”
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) August 30, 2020
KanyiDaily had also reported how Rev. Fr. Uche Ukor, a Catholic priest with Onitsha Archdiocese, Anambra State, slumped and died during a novelty match with other colleagues in Asaba, Delta State.