“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event,” the diocese of a Philippine church said.

A priest in the Philippines is in trouble after a video showing him singing a Christmas song while riding a hoverboard during Mass has gone viral.


Several parishioners are seen cheering and clapping in the video as the priest rolls around the nave like a pro.

But the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, condemned the priest’s actions on Tuesday, saying, “That was wrong,” according to a report by Rappler, a Philippines-based news website.


According to a statement from the diocese, the priest, who has not been identified, sang a Christmas song while riding the hoverboard around the church as a way of greeting his parishioners during the Christmas Eve Mass.

“[The Mass] is the Church's highest form of worship,” the diocese said. “Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.”

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