Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Catholic priest forced to repent after using hoverboard in church

Published on Dec 29, 2015

A Catholic priest in the Philippines has apologised after riding a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass.

The unnamed 'holy roller' was filmed riding up and down the nave of his Laguna church with a microphone singing, "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" to applause from the congregation.

The video was posted by religious organisation NOVUS ORDO Insider on its Facebook page on Sunday with the caption, "This calls for a reparation! Instead, pray a rosary for this priest and attend a Traditional Latin Mass."

Church officials at the Diocese of San Pablo were not pleased.

"That was wrong," the diocese declared in a statement posted online. "The Eucharist is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of people."

The priest said the controversy was "a wake-up call", according to church officials.

"He acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again," the diocese said.

"He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event."


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