Guilherme Peixoto is not your every day cleric, he loves music so much that he is a parish priest by day and a DJ by night.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, he is helping the faithful deal with the isolation blues in his tiny northern Portuguese town.
How does he do this? Every Friday and Sunday night, the 45-year-old swaps his vestments for a T-shirt, turns up the volume and presses play on Facebook to live stream some of his favourite tunes.
“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.”
A lot of effort goes into Peixoto’s livestream events. There are strobe and fairy lights, a turntable, mixers, a microphone and sparkling, colou...