Priest wields a water pistol in war on coronavirus

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Monday, May 18, 2020

DETROIT — A Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a squirt gun to shoot holy water.

St. Ambrose Church in Grosse Pointe Park posted photos on social medial showing the Rev. Tim Pelc shooting water into a car window on Easter.

The photos have inspired memes online.

One shows the 70-year-old priest amid the fires of hell directing the squirt gun at devil-like figures.

Pelc told BuzzFeed News that he was a little concerned about how the Vatican might react when the photos of him began circulating widely. But he said he hasn't "heard anything yet.”