Rev. Father Leandre Syrieix with locs via

The Catholic Church has an atrocious history. Be it killing people who didn’t share their viewpoint about the earth or faith. With the enslavement of melanated people also they’ve had a horrid role. Apologies have emerged from the church regarding its part in some of these epochs.

And recently, a buzz was generated online when a Jamaican with dreadlocs was ordained as a priest at a Catholic parish in Canada.

Its rare to see a man in locs appearing in catholic robe. To top it up Rev. Father Leandre Syrieix also bears tattoos he notes were gotten two years before being ordained as a priest adding they bear religious significance.

Syrieix according to reports was ordained at Limoilou Quebec in Saint-François-de-Laval diocese. The Philosophy and Theology graduate of Laval University is also a material engineer. Of his nature, he is described as amiable.

by michael eli dokosi/

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