The act has been branded 'sacrilegious'

A parish in Brazil has been criticised on social media after video showed a drone flying the Blessed Sacrament into the church.

In the video, the congregation cheers and applauds as a monstrance containing the Sacred Host is suspended from a drone and flown down the nave of São Geraldo Magela church in the Archdiocese of Sorocaba.

The drone delivers the monstrance to a priest who finally places it on the altar.

The priest-blogger Fr John Zuhlsdorf described the act as “sacrilegious silliness”. Other commenters on social media branded it “stupid”, “scandalous” and a “profanation”.