A Christian cleric who was infected with the dreaded Ebola virus in Congo has survived with his followers thrown into hysteria.

Father Lucien Ambunga, Catholic Priest and Pastor for the remote rural community of Itipo of DR Congo, returned to his parish on 8 June, after recovering from Ebola.
 
Last month, after he got infected while praying for an Ebola patient, he was taken to the town of Bikoro where there is an Ebola treatment centre. His bishop also visited to pray for him.
 
When he returned to Itipo on Friday, he was greeted by a joyous crowd, who carried him on their shoulders and chanted “The hero this year is Courage (Father Ambunga’s nickname).”
 
He stressed how moved he was to be back. “I can’t’ explain to you now Madame. It’s too much for me,” said Father Lucien. “What I can say, what is in my heart, is joy.”

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