WATCH: Priest accidentally activates filter generator on phone while livestreaming mass
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WATCH: Priest accidentally activates filter generator on phone while livestreaming mass

A PRIEST in Italy has provided some much-needed light relief during these uncertain times after experiencing technical difficulties while livestreaming a mass. 

Video of the priest performing to worshippers online went viral after it became apparent that he had accidentally left video filters on during the broadcast. 

What followed was a service that proved unintentionally hilarious for all those watching on at home. 

The video began with the solemn looking priest, dressed in his formal robes, beside a giant cross and altar as the service began. 

Things soon take a turn for the comical, however, when animated glitter begins falling down the screen. 

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Suddenly, out of nowhere, the priest is sporting what looks like a space helmet.  

It’s quickly following by a string of increasingly amusing filters with everything from weights to flowers appearing during the service.  

By the end of the sermon, the priest is delivering his address in a rather striking dark hat and glasses combo. 

Something of a viral hit on Twitter, the clip was first spotted by Gavin Shoebridge, who decided to provide his followers with a little levity by sharing the clip. 

He wrote: "In Italy today, a priest decided to live-stream a mass due to COVID-19. Unfortunately he activated the video filters by mistake." 

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The video proved a hit with followers where it has amassed some 290,000 likes already. 

"I love this so much,” one person commented. 

“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." 

Another said: "I woke up my wife to watch this, she has had to blow her nose twice from laughing so hard... My throat hurts so much. I can't go into our bedroom, I am still giggling and am afraid to wake up our 5 week old son." 

A third quipped:  "Technical difficulties won't stop him. He's on a mission from God." 

"Laughter is the best medicine. Omg. So funny!!" a fourth joked while a fifth added: "Lord, forgive me for laughing.”