“Come to touch Jesus”, “Here Jesus comes, come to touch him for a little while”, “let the little children touch him, because it is the hope of his people”, repeated a priest from Columbus who organized a controversial procession this Good Friday in full quarantine for the coronavirus pandemic.
The priest Néstor Toller, from the Santos Justo y Pastor Parish, traveled the streets of the city of Entre Ríos in a van and got on a loudspeaker, while behind in another vehicle there were two people characterized by a huge crucified Christ, as can be seen in the video that came to TN and the People.
In the recording, Toller He calls some neighbors and parishioners of his parish by name, to urge them to touch the cross and you can see children, the elderly and women with babies approaching the vehicle.
“Thank you, Lord, because we are preventing this virus from winning over us,” “Thank you because the blood of Jesus is more powerful than this virus,” Toller declared at one point.
“He comes to take all this pain, he was nailed to the cross as we are nailed to every house,” he said, and at one point reminded people of the need to wash their hands to take care of the coronavirus.
The controversial procession, in clear contravention of the obligatory social isolation decreed by the national government, which established in a DNU that “no cultural, recreational, sporting, religious, or other events may be held involving the attendance of persons” was even broadcast live by Unforgettable FM.
“Jesus crucified is going to walk the streets of our city from 3 pm. Those people who feel the need to come closer to touch the cross while passing by will be able to do so,” said the invitation he had published from the parish on social networks. .
“The priest from Colón, a leading actor in local politics, plays an important card in the demonstration of power, when it comes to ignoring the measures taken by the national and provincial states,” the Entre Ríos newspaper opined. Digital Wednesday.