Photos of a young man with dreadlocks ordained as a Catholic priest has sparked off a debate bothering on whether it is right or wrong?
According to a Twitter user identified with the handle @MrObi_ who shared the photos, the ordination took place in Canada.
In some of the pictures, the recently ordained priest is seen celebrating Mass and administering Holy Communion to a recipient of the sacrament.
A Twitter user took to his page to solicit people’s opinion and this has led to an online debate with many for and others against.
He wrote, “A young man was ordained a Catholic priest with dread locks in Canada. What’s your view..?”
A young man was ordained a Catholic priest with dread locks in Canada.
What’s your view..? pic.twitter.com/z5jdUfufAu
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@MrObi_) December 13, 2020
However, photos from the priest’s ordination ceremony has sparked debate on Twitter, as Nigerians argue on whether or not it is right for a Catholic priest to have dreadlocks.
Check out some reactions on the micro blogging platform below;
This is not right we Catholics preach decency not to talk of a priest
— A M H A N O S I (@THEzeetha) December 13, 2020
God looks at the heart…. no issue from my end.
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) December 13, 2020
Your comment makes it look like dreadlocks is a sin or crime. I was born with natural dreadlocks. White priests wear long hair without question. Dreadlocks are natural n cultural. This comment simply proves the effect of colonialism, nothing about us is good even out hair😔
— Obianuju (@ObianujuCIW) December 13, 2020
You are Aan example! As much as Im not against having beard, I understand your pastor’s point of view. He wants your look to teach others decency and moderation. And maybe it’s part of the doctrine. Learn my brother.Don’t leave the church until you’re convinced to move ahead ❤️❤️
— TopazFH (@TopazFH) December 13, 2020
Deut 22 says you shall not wear cotton and linen. I’m sure you wear underwears (cotton) all the time and even put a nice lace cloth.
You cannot obey one law and disobey another.
— Akushode Denis (@Denakus) December 13, 2020
My Jesus Christ is a black man and in his image and likeness l was Made. pls return this picture to the white man biko.
— Francis A. Okogun (@FranchescoSlim) December 13, 2020