The newly ordained Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ebuka Immanuel Polycarp, has disclaimed the report and assumption that he is 24 years old and otherwise holds the World record of being the youngest Catholic priest.
Reverend Father Ebuka was ordained alongside other four priests on July 16th, by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese.
Father Ebuka, is currently a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Yola.
Father Ebuka Reveals His Real Age
Disclaiming the widely believe rumuour, Father Ebuka said in as much as he appreciates the title of being the youngest Catholic priest, however, the truth is he over 24 years old, rather, he is 26 and also, the first child of a family of four.
The priest said God made it possible for him because he began the journey of priesthood very early in the year 2013 after he graduated from the minor seminary and got ordained upon the completion of his years of formation.
In a disclaimer publish on Catholic Broadcasting Service page on Facebook, Rev Father Ebuka called on the general public to disregard the news.
Read the disclaimer below!
I AM NOT 24 YEARS OLD.
With great joy and with every sense of humility, I bring to you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My name is Rev. Fr. Ebuka Immanuel Polycarp, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Yola. I was raised to the Order of the presbyterate on the 16th day of July 2022 alongside five (5) other brothers by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese.
Following the course of actions, there have been recent tweets on social media suggesting that I hold the world’s record of being the youngest priest with an estimated age of 24 years. The rumours going around are really steering the air and causing unrest as different reactions keep coming up, both positive and negative.
In as much as I appreciate and love the prayers that come with the rumours, I want to however, strongly disclaim any such information and I want to call on the general public to disregard such rumours as not all that is being said hold some truth in it.
To state the fact, I am the first child of a family of four children and I am 26 years old. I began my major seminary journey in the year 2013 after I graduated from the minor seminary and got ordained upon the completion of my years of formation.
Once again I really appreciate the show of love and concern and it is my prayers that you remain blessed. With great love and peace of Christ.
I remain Rev. Fr. Ebuka Immanuel Polycarp.