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Hoverboarding Priest Suspended After Rolling Christmas Eve Mass

"The priest said that it was a wake up call for him."

12/30/2015 12:04 pm ET

A Catholic priest in the Philippines has been suspended after riding a hoverboard during Christmas Eve Mass.

The Diocese of San Pablo, south of Manila, said the Rev. Albert San Jose has apologized for his action, which was caught on video and widely shared on YouTube.

The video shows the priest in a white cassock gliding up and down the church's aisles on the two-wheeled electric scooter while singing a Christmas song. Some members of the surprised congregation applaud as he pivots and moves backward.

The diocese published a statement on Facebook, The Guardian reported.

It reads:

THE FOLLOWING IS SAN PABLO DIOCESE'S STATEMENT ON THE 'HOVERBOARD-RIDING PRIEST'...

Posted by NOVUS ORDO Insider on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

From clever Halloween gags to the occasional fire, the hoverboard has been one of the most popular and talked-about gifts this holiday season.

And this isn't the only case of hoverboards in a church. In the video below, two people maneuver through the front of a sanctuary.  

WATCH:

Mhmmm. It's reached the church now too eh #idontbelieveit #hoverboard #churchthough #church

A video posted by @kangskrossing on

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

  

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