Priest Slumps, Dies During Mass Celebration In Port Harcourt

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Tragedy struck in Rivers State on Sunday as the parish priest of the Saint Helen’s Catholic Church, Ogbogoro, Rev. Fr. Simeon Kuro, slumped and died while celebrating the Mass.

The incident took place while the priest was delivering a sermon.

The middle-aged priest was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital by members of his congregation, but he could not be resuscitated by the medical personnel as he was declared dead by doctors.

“I can confirm to you that the priest of St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Simeon Kuro, collapsed after the homily.

“He was rushed to the UPTH around 10.30 am but was declared dead by a doctor around noon. It is a sad situation,” a source said.

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