Priest streams sermon during coronavirus lockdown – forgets to turn off filters

A priest's livestream of a sermon during the coronavirus quarantine in Italy hilariously backfired when he completely forgot to turn off the video filters.

In the clip, the fully-robed priest steps back from the camera and says: “Buona sera [good evening].”

But a cartoon space helmet is then superimposed over his head, followed by moving dumbells, confetti and finally a pork pie hat and dark sunglasses.

The video quickly went viral, with more than 5million views in a single day on Twitter with many people saying the priest's mishap was the light relief they needed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“He looks like Walter White actually,” joked one viewer of the funny clip in reference to villain's iconic dark glasses and hat look as drug kingpin "Heisenberg".

In agreement, a second person tweeted: “Walter White in the service.”

Meanwhile, other viewers said the look reminded them of the Blues Brothers and quoted the movie’s famous line “I’m on a mission from God”.

Others said it was the kindness of the priest that stuck with them, despite the amusing technology blunder.

A woman wrote: “I love this so much. I’m not a churchgoer, but I appreciate the effort they’re making for their congregation, despite the fact that they might be technically challenged.”

In a similar accident, a vicar in the UK filmed himself accidentally being set on fire after sitting too close to candles with making a video-sermon for his parishioners.

Public Health England said that, as of March 24, 8,077 people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus and 422 patients with COVID-19 have died.

In Italy, there have been 63,927 confirmed cases of coronavirus with nearly 7,000 deaths.

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