Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken more about being humiliated by a Catholic priest during her mother’s funeral.

 

The renowned author narrated how she and her siblings had gone for Thanksgiving the Sunday after her mother’s burial.

 

She said that while she was holding her brother’s hand, both of them trying not to cry, the priest began calling her out for an interview she granted months prior, pointing out how the church sometimes makes a lot of monetary demands on members.

 

During a recent interview with TVC, Chimamanda identified that priest as Christopher Eze, the Parish Priest at St. Paul’s, Abba, Njikoka LGA, Anambra state.

 

She said the priest told members during her mother’s Thanksgiving Mass that she is speaking against the church for asking for donations and that she doesn’t want the church to help the poor and the widows.

 

The Americanah writer went on to narrate how, months prior, during her father’s funeral, the priest bullied her family and was upset because they brought a cow, instead of the monetary equivalent.

 

She added that the priest was more interested in cash and preferred it to cheques or transfers, and she narrated how she had to withdraw cash when she wanted to make donations at the church’s bazaar event.

 

She stated that she and her family never got justice or an apology following the embarrassing incident.

 

She pointed out that some priests are lacking in compassion and she added that she is speaking out because she doesn’t want another family to go through what she and her family were subjected to.

 

Watch the video below.