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Priest draws squirt gun in fight against coronavirus

Easter Basket blessing at St. Ambrose, April 11, 2020
Posted at 4:40 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 16:40:33-04

DETROIT, Mi. —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.”