Colombian Priest Returns Mercedez-Benz

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In Colombia, in South America, there is a 47 year old priest named Hernando Fayid. Last year his four brothers gave him a white Mercedes-Benz E200 convertible.

Last weekend, at the Vatican, Pope Francis said it hurts his heart when he sees a priest with the latest model car. Take a more humble one, he said, and dedicate the savings to the poor.

Back in Colombia, Father Hernandez apparently heard the message, perhaps sorrowfully. With what must have been sacrificial obedience he announced this week that he will sell his Mercedes.