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‘I’m not an occultist, but a proud Catholic’ – John Dumelo hits back at critics

Actor John Dumelo has angrily hit back at accusations he is an idol worshipper after a picture of him kneeling and touching the feet of a statue of Christ in a church in Montreal was posted online.

John Dumelo who has been on holidays in Montreal in Canada, and is an avid Catholic posted a picture of himself kneeling in front of the crucifix in a Catholic church in the district and received backlash on social media for ‘idol worshipping’.

The accusations have gotten to a point where he has decided to clear the air on the matter and his faith.

Below is the original post that brought the accusations:

"Dear God.....

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I pray for everyone who’s pursuing their dreams.

I pray You heal the sick, I pray you touch the aged, I pray you grant financial breakthrough for everyone.

I pray you break all chains of bondage on anyone cursed. I pray whatever that is touched, turns to Gold.

I pray for everyone here that by next week, you shall hear good news...."

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He posted the same picture of him kneeling at the crucifix and captioned it:

“I usually don’t respond to ‘negative ‘ comments on Instagram but these set of comments need clarification. I posted a picture of myself touching the feet of a statue Christ in a church in Montreal.

Some people said it’s idol worshipping. Some said it’s blasphemy and others too said it’s occultism. If we all turn our bibles to Matthew 9:20–22, it’s talks about a woman touching the robe of Jesus to be healed.

She said “ If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed”. That was her faith. And her faith healed her. When we go to certain churches these days, anointing oil, water etc are sold.

Some are asked to pray over these and apply them to be healed. What about those that touch Tv’s to be healed? Is that idol worshipping? Is that occultism?

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No, it’s all in your faith. Faith is such a big influence if used correctly. I’m a proud Catholic and I will never be ashamed of that.

My Catholic beliefs and principles have brought me this far and it’s taking me further. We all believe in one God. No need to judge. God bless us all".

I usually don’t respond to ‘negative ‘ comments on Instagram but these set of comments need clarification. I posted a picture of myself touching the feet of a statue Christ in a church in Montreal. Some people said it’s idol worshipping. Some said it’s blasphemy and others too said it’s occultism. If we all turn our bibles to Matthew 9:20–22, it’s talks about a woman touching the robe of Jesus to be healed. She said “ If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed”. That was her faith. And her faith healed her. When we go to certain churches these days, anointing oil, water etc are sold. Some are asked to pray over these and apply them to be healed. What about those that touch Tv’s to be healed? Is that idol worshipping? Is that occultism? No, it’s all in your faith. Faith is such a big influence if used correctly. I’m a proud catholic and I will never be ashamed of that. My catholic beliefs and principles have brought me this far and it’s taking me further. We all believe in one God. No need to judge. God bless us all. ????????

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