A man with dreadlocks has elicited many opinions on social media after he was ordained as a catholic priest.

The ordination which took place outside Nigeria has elicited several reactions on social media after photos from the ordination emerged online.

While some hailed the move as progressive, other people slammed it.

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According to a Twitter user identified with the handle @MrObi_ who shared the photos, the ordination took place in Canada.

In some of the pictures, the recently ordained priest is seen celebrating Mass and administering Holy Communion to a recipient of the sacrament.

A Twitter user took to his page to solicit people’s opinion and this has led to an online debate with many for and others against.

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He wrote, “A young man was ordained a Catholic priest with dread locks in Canada. What’s your view..?”