Superheroes in your Sunday services?
Catholic priest Humberto Alvarez from the village of Ojo de Agua in Saltillo, Mexico, wanted to reach the children of the community, and found a unique way to do so– by wearing tunics with pictures of Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man on them.
In an interview for the magazine “Zocalo” in Saltillo, the pastor told he made the decision during a Mass at the Cathedral of Santiago in 2012. His decision was supported by the Bishop, but not by many faithful who decided to retire because they did not accept comic characters on a sacred site. This has not overshadowed his success.
His outfit comes complete with a water pistol filled with holy water, with which he shoots “jet blessings” to the faithful children.
While religious comics have been around for a long time for a variety of denominations, this is a new one on us.
The original article is at La Informacion, which has more photos of his outfits. We, of course, will be patiently waiting for DC and Marvel to send cease-and-desist letters.