Rev. Fr. Ferdinand S. Santos, a faculty member of St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, Florida, U.S.A, really exists, but are we seeing the authentic photos of the viral Filipino priest?
On Aug. 30, photos of Fr. Santos went viral after it caught the attention of netizens for his stunning looks.
But a netizen identified as Carlos Babiano believe that the viral photos of Fr. Santos were fake.
On Facebook, Babiano wrote:
“Moral of the story: EXAMINE THOROUGHLY EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
“The priest in this screenshot of the website of the Archdiocese of Miami is Rev. Fr. Ferdinand S. Santos, a faculty member of St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. He is an alumnus of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, San Carlos Seminary, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
“THIS IS FR. FERDIE’S AUTHENTIC APPEARANCE.
“Recently there is a hype on social media about a “handsome-looking young priest” or “celebrity-looking priest” bearing the said name going viral. However, his younger brother, Jeremiah, told me that those pictures circulating over social media were edited to make Fr. Ferdie’s face look young.
“Now, they are trying to track the source of those edited images.”
Here are the viral photos of Fr. Santos on Aug. 30.