Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a best-selling author, has spoken out against a parish priest who verbally abused her at her mother’s funeral for statements she made about the Catholic Church during an interview.
The novelist during a recent BounceRadio interview with media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu explained that she does not attend Catholic churches in Nigeria because activities became “way too much” about money, fundraising, and thanksgiving. She said she only attends Catholic masses outside the country whenever she finds a “progressive” Catholic community that upholds humanity.
During a recent outing at a catholic church, she called out the parish priest explaining that he chose to embarrass her in public when he could have spoken to her in private. Chimamanda said she wanted to leave the hall angrily but chose to respect the Abba catholic church and the people of Abba which she holds in high esteem.
She further explained the statement she made in the interview sharing that enforcing people to donate for the church is wrong but people should willingly be inspired to contribute to church development.