Filipiński duchowny wyśpiewał bożonarodzeniowe kazanie, jeżdżąc na hoverboardzie. Władze diecezji San Pablo, nakładając karę, podkreśliły, że Eucharystia wymaga czci i szacunku.
Suspensa przyniosła efekt, którego znakiem jest skrucha kapłana:
THE FOLLOWING IS SAN PABLO DIOCESE’S STATEMENT ON THE 'HOVERBOARD-RIDING PRIEST' ISSUE
Statement of the Diocese of San Pablo on the “Hoverboard” Issue
The Diocese of San Pablo wishes to address an issue involving one of its clergy. Last December 24, 2015, before the final blessing of the Christmas eve mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard.
That was wrong.
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.
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.
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.
Source: The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo Official Facebook page.