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Italian priest rebuked for celebrating Mass on floating lawn chair

July 28, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: An Italian priest who came under critical fire after he celebrated Mass on a floating lawn chair has admitted that he was “perhaps imprudent.”

Father Mattia Bernasconi, who wore a bathing suit for the Mass, celebrated at a summer camp for teenage boys, drew a mild rebuke from the Archdiocese of Crotone-Santa Severina, which issued a statement that priests should “maintain the minimum decorum and care for symbols necessitated by the very nature of liturgical celebrations.”

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