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This Portuguese priest turns DJ to help fight coronavirus isolation blues

Extending gratitude to this one of a kind corona-warrior, viewers leave thank you notes in the comment section.

Published: 08th April 2020 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2020 04:38 PM   |  A+A-

Portuguese priest Guilherme Peixoto. (Photo| Facebook)

Portuguese priest Guilherme Peixoto. (Photo| Facebook)

By Online Desk

DJ Priest in the house!

Guilherme Peixoto, a priest in the tiny northern Portuguese town sure likes choirs but he loves his electronic pop music too.

To keep the spirits of his people high during the coronavirus pandemic, the priest swaps his vestments for a T-shirt and transforms into a DJ.

Every Friday and Sunday, the 45-year-old parish, live-streams some of his favourite tunes on Facebook, Reuters reported.

"Right now it's so important to use social media to bring a bit of joy into people's lives," Peixoto told Reuters. "And people seem happy when they see a priest playing music online," he added.

The music event attracts thousands of people, old and young, stuck at home due to the coronavirus, which has infected more than 11,000 people and led to over 300 deaths in Portugal so far.

With strobe and fairy lights, a turntable, mixers, a microphone and sparkling, colourful decorations, Peixoto even gets the ambience right.

Extending gratitude to this one of a kind corona-warrior, viewers leave thank you notes in the comment section.

"Thank you priest for the great music," said a viewer last Friday. "Thank you for lifting our spirits," another wrote online.

Peixoto is also known to share awareness videos to encourage people to stay indoors. "Although churches are closed, I want to let people know there are many ways to pray," he said.

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