Mozambican Fails To Break Jesus’ 40-Day Record, Dies Trying

Mozambican Pastor Fails To Break Jesus’ 40-Day Fasting Record, Dies Trying

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A Mozambican Pastor, Francisco Barajah has died during his 40-day fasting attempt allegedly to break the record of Jesus on the biblical Mount of Olives.

According to the BBC, Barajah, the pastor and founder of Santa Trindade Evangelical in Mozambican central province of Manica Church, was confirmed dead on Wednesday.

Relatives and friends of Barajah, became concerned about Barajah’s health as he visibly deteriorated, ultimately deciding to intervene in his fatal act of faith.

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His relatives and church members took him to the hospital for treatment as his condition kept deteriorating.

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Barajah was reportedly receiving treatment at a hospital in Beira before he was pronounced dead. He had been rushed there in critical condition after 25 days of fasting.

Barajah’s neighbours said he got sick on the 25th day of his fast, his condition became worse on the 38th day.

The man of God had lost a lot of weight to the point where he could not stand up, bathe or walk, and efforts to help him regain his health, proved abortive.

Medics reportedly attempted to rehydrate and nourish Barajah with liquid foods, but to no avail. His followers were said to have expected the news of his death after seeing his extreme weight loss.

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A local report of Barajah’s attempt to recreate the fast said he was foregoing water as well as food. The pastor, who also worked as a French school teacher, was said to have developed “severe anaemia,” had internal organ damage and was unable to digest food.



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