A Mozambican pastor died after attempting to fast for 40 days in the manner of Jesus Christ.
According to Noticias Online, Francisco Barajah, who founded the Santa Trindade Evangelical Church in the central province of Manica, was unable to stand, bathe, or walk towards the end of his struggle.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, he died in a hospital in the city of Beira.
As Barajah’s health deteriorated, relatives and friends got concerned, and they decided to interfere.
According to local reports, Barajah attempted to imitate the fast by forsaking both water and food.
The pastor, who also taught French, was said to have suffered from?severe anemia? and was unable to digest meals due to internal organ damage.
According to one of Barajah’s neighbors, the clergyman grew ill on the 25th day of his fast, but his health deteriorated significantly on the 38th day.
Medics reportedly tried, but failed, to rehydrate and nourish Barajah with liquid foods.