A footage of a priest moving around on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Biñan Parish in the Philippines has spread like wildfire on social media.
And while throngs of churchgoers appear delighted with the sermon, the unnamed priest have been suspended by the Manila diocese.
In an online statement, the Diocese of San Pablo condemned the incident and said it was a violation of the ‘highest form of worship.’
- ‘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 said in a statement on its Facebook page.
‘He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologise for what happened.’
The video has clocked up 14 million views on the Flow Cartagena Facebook page and divided commenters over the suitability of the priest’s performance.
The Philippines is considering banning the self-balancing devices over these escalating safety concerns.