- Father Ferdinand Santos trending online when photos of him looking like a celebrity hunk went viral
- It turned out that he was much younger when those viral pics were taken
- Fr. Ferdi also clarified that he is not a young priest and has been a priest for over two decades now
- The viral priest also uploaded an unedited selfie to show netizens what he actually looks like
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Father Ferdinand Santos, a Catholic priest, became a viral sensation when photos of him looking like a celebrity hunk spread on social media.
In his new post on Facebook, Fr. Ferdi clarified that he was much younger when those viral pics were taken and that he has been a priest for over two decades now.
According to Fr. Ferdi, he has been happy and fulfilled as a Catholic priest as he has been able to touch the lives of many people and bring them closer to God.
He also uploaded an unedited selfie to show netizens what he actually looks like.
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“I confess I do not have much comprehension of the craziness that my good friend Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino's FB post about me started, and I'm pretty sure he's just proud of our many years of friendship. (Fr. Rany, we'll get together when this pandemic is over.)
“But there's all sorts of things going on out there, including people talking about how there's this ‘young’ priest who's come home. Heavens! That would be great! Young at heart, hopefully forever, yes. But chronologically, sorry to disappoint you folks. And so to once and for all end the ridiculousness all around, I'm posting a selfie I took before lunch with the bishop today. (I promise this will be the last selfie I will ever post of myself).
“Ladies and gentlemen, yours truly is old! And dang proud of it!!! The photos people have drawn from my FB page span 17 years! So please don't expect to see or meet my 30+ year old self.
“I've been a Roman Catholic priest for 22 amazing years and I've been happy and fulfilled in every single one of them. It's a truly blessed life, because one is able to help people, to bring them to God, and to be a reminder to them, and to the whole world, that there's so much more to life than constantly running after things that will never fully satisfy us no matter how much of them we amass for ourselves,” Fr. Ferdi wrote on Facebook.
Aside from Father Ferdinand Santos, other Catholic priests also went viral recently.
As reported earlier by KAMI, Father Arnold Abelardo, a Catholic priest, went viral for sharing how PNoy gave P1,000 each to the nurses at the ward where Abelardo was on his last Christmas.
Meanwhile, a video of a groom who made a mistake during the exchange of wedding vows had the priest and the guests laughing hard.