catholic mass was disrupted after a priest wearing a coronavirus mask collapsed and died while giving a sermon at his church in Cameroon on Sunday.
Rev. Fr. Jude, the Spiritual Director of Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Deido, Cameroon, was preaching while wearing a face mask before he paused briefly and appeared to be struggling to breathe.
The priest then slumped on the altar with other priests seen rushing to his aid.
The video was shared on twitter on Sunday by a renowned Cameroonian lawyer, Chidi Odinkalu with the caption:
“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.’
Social media users were shocked by the priest’s sudden death.
One wrote: ‘Oh my God! Right at the pulpit while preaching a sermon!?’
‘May his soul rest in peace and may the Lord he served grant him eternal rest in his kingdom.’
‘Life isn’t just short it’s unbelievable,’ said another.
‘That man must have left his house with the hopes of returning to a wife and children The life is short, just live it right when you can
Watch the video below.