Wednesday 28 February 2024

Baptismal renewal with a difference: Priest pulls out water pistol

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A Spanish Salesian priest has gone viral on TikTok with a special method of blessing. 

As reported by Spanish media, the priest pulled out a large water pistol during the liturgy and blessed the congregation. 

Some of the faithful immortalised the moment with their mobile phones. 

Conservative internet portals criticised the action. 

The video has since been deleted.

The priest claimed that he wanted to use this method to familiarise the youngest members of the congregation with the faith of the church. 

Church and religion should be fun, the priest told Spanish media. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, priests repeatedly resorted to such blessing methods

For example, due to social distancing rules, some priests blessed passing parishioners with water pistols.