In Detroit, a Priest Is Battling Coronavirus With a Squirt Gun

Armed with a squirt gun filled with holy water this Roman-Catholic priest is taking aim at members of his congregation.

In Detroit, a Priest Is Battling Coronavirus With a Squirt Gun
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In an effort to adhere social distancing regulations but still help his community, Reverend Tim Pelc of the St. Ambrose Church in Detroit, Michigan has taken to firing holy water from a squirt gun at his parishioners who are looking for some blessings during this time of uncertainty.

Photographer Larry Peplin captured this extraordinary scene, and now we can all see in this short sequence of pictures how the priest splashes his followers with the blessed water as they pass by in their vehicles. He takes every precaution he can to ensure the safety of the public including wearing gloves and face mask while at the same time maintaining his distance.

In the Roman-Catholic faith, there is a tradition to have your priest bless your Easter basket with Holy Water. Pelc's idea enabled him to safely do this from a distance without contaminating the individuals who wished to have their baskets blessed.

The pictures have taken social media by storm sparking a large influx of hilarious accompanying memes.

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Reportedly, Tim was worried about what the Vatican might think of his creative solution to blessing his congregation but it would appear they have yet to comment on the now-viral Priest's antics.

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Comments on Twitter also provided many with a laugh:

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Pelc continued to say that the Churches in the area, as well as their parishioners, have been taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously. Residents of Michigan have even begun tieing blue ribbons on trees to remember those who have passed due to the virus, a death toll that has reached nearly 5,000.