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Priest rides a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass, gets suspended by humorless church

Published Dec 29th, 2015 5:15PM EST
Priest Suspended Hoverboard Church
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I know the headline sounds like a lazy, post-holiday headline from The Onion, but it’s apparently absolutely true. Earlier this week, a video of a priest hoverboarding past the pews during mass on December 24th went viral. On Tuesday, the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna (where the church is located) released a statement condemn the priest’s actions.

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“That was wrong,” the Diocese of San Pablo said, according to Rappler. “The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.”

In case you were wondering exactly how much attention a spectacle like this might draw, you can see the hoverboarding priest for yourself in the video below:

“The priest said that it was a wake up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again,” the Diocese added in his statement. “He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologize for what happened.”

Forgive the hoverboarders, for they know not what they do.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.