The incident happened during Christmas Eve mass

The incident happened during Christmas Eve mass

A Filipino priest has been suspended by diocese authorities, after video of him gliding around church on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass went viral.

The priest, who has not been named, can be seen sailing up and down aisles as churchgoers in Laguna province applaud.

“That was wrong,” the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo said in a statement on its Facebook page.

It said he greeted people and sang a Christmas song on the hoverboard and he was now out of the parish to “reflect”.

“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Church’s highest form of worship, not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get attention,” the diocese statement said.