A dramatic video of a woman pushing a priest off the stage during a public sermon has gone viral on social media. The clip shows the woman running towards the priest who is preaching on a podium and pushing him down with her hands. It is said that woman did the act after the priest told listeners that 'fat women don't go to heaven'. According to the reports, the priest identified as Marcelo Rossi is a popular religious figure in Brazil and body-shamed women. He is a priest in the Catholic community of Canção Nova in the country. Vatican Formally Opens Debate on Married Men to Become Priests for Amazon.
While in the clip one can't hear the priest making the statement, it is said that it's his preaching that triggered her. Around 50,000 worshippers were seated in front of the priest during the incident. They were all seen standing up in from their seat in horror as the woman knocked over the priest. Meanwhile, some reports say that the priest did not make any derogatory comments at all, but the woman is suffering from mental health issues. MP Woman Elopes With Priest Who Performed Her Wedding Rites, Makes Off With Rs 1.5 Lakh Worth of Jewellery and Cash.
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The incident took place during a religious event in Cachoeira Paulista, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After the fall, Rossi reportedly said, "Don't worry, I'm fine, just some mild pain. That's normal, nothing's broken. Amen." Friendly Athiest quoted Canção Nova as saying, "The priest is well. He was attended by the medical staff at the event and presided over the celebration to the end." The majority of Brazil's population is Roman Catholic and Rossi is quite a popular figure. Russian Priest Violently Baptises a 2-Year-Old Girl, Faces Social Media Backlash (Watch Viral Video)
It is said that the woman's friends said that she had mental health problems. Rossi continued with her preaching and later on, the woman got arrested. A statement read, "The father has suffered an attack during mass. We pray for him. ‘Fortunately, the religious man has not suffered considerable injuries and was able to continue with the mass." As Rossi did not press any charges against the woman, she was later released.