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.
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