A Catholic priest decided to test how big the hearts of his congregation are by disguising as a beggar in Nnewi area of Anambra state. The priest identified as Fr. Thaddeus Ilechukwu popularly known as Egwu Umumuo, pretended to be a beggar after disguising himself in ragged attire so that no one can recognize him.
The man sat on the ground as a beggar near his church premises before walking around to beg for food.
Many of his members who were trooping into the church for his Weekly adoration programme could not render any help to him. Some even warned him to get away and threatened to beat him when he approached them for help.
After much display, the priest entered the church and went near the altar as some ushers tried to chase him away.. That was when he revealed himself as their leader and the shocked congregation erupted with joy.
The people who rejected him and abandoned him before screamed with joy after the revelation as they rushed him and wanted to hug him before they were restrained by the ushers.
The priest told them that he disguised himself in order to show them the need to be charitable and render help to the unfortunate ones even the least of them.
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Catholic priest disguises as a beggar . . A catholic priest has shocked his members by disguising as a beggar to test the way they treat the less privileged. . . According to reports, Rev Fr Thaddeus Ilechukwu, of Nnewi Diocese in Anambra State, posed by his own church gate, as people trooped in for his Weekly Adoration program, and no one offered help. . . He was even chased away by some. However, he managed to break into the church compound and headed straight to the alter. There, the Reverend Father revealed his identity, to the surprise of the congregants.
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