Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Catholic Priest slumps while celebrating mass
Catholic faithfuls in Umuchu town in Aguata LGA, Anambra State, are mourning the death of a priest who suddenly slumped on the church altar while conducting mass.
Rev Father Emmanuel Idika, collapsed during service at the ‘Our Lady of Fatima’ parish in Umuchu.l
According to eye witnesses, half way into the service, Idika fell down on the altar and became unconscious.
After he slumped, church workers rushed to the altar and took him to a hospital but before doctors could attend to him, he was pronounced dead.
The 82-year-old Idika who hailed from Umunze in Orumba South in Anambra, was posted to the parish after he retired from active priesthood.
He volunteered to assist other priests to celebrate mass.
His corpse was later deposited at the Visitation Hospital mortuary in Umuchu.
May his soul rest in peace.Amen