A couple from the north of Colombia forced the temporary closing of the local church after they had been caught having sex inside the house of worship’s confessional.
According to local newspaper El Universal, the two lovers were discovered by a local worshiper who had entered the church to pray but found herself disturbed by the noises made by the pair.
Father John Mahoni told the newspaper that the couple had chosen the church over a motel, possibly because it was left open due to a reparation of the main doors.
“Since we had taken out the doors of the church for reparation … they took advantage and the couple entered in plain light of day. Then a lady who entered found them inside, in the plain act of having sex,” the clergy told the newspaper.
According to El Universal, the couple was having sex inside the confessional, a booth inside the church where worshipers confess their sins.
The couple fled immediately after being caught, but “because it was plain daylight” and the town has no more than 30,000 inhabitants, the couple was easily identified.
Shocked by the desecration of the site holy for Catholics, worshipers organized a special service in which they asked their god for forgiveness.
“We invited the mayor to the service, but she didn’t show. We did it outside the church with a penitentiary act asking forgiveness for the acts carried out inside the temple itself as this obviously is a profanity,” said the local church leader.
Following the outdoors service, the community sprayed water throughout the insides of the church “to redress what had happened. After that we did the mass prayer with the community asking God for forgiveness and to restore the sanctity of the temple.”
Mahoni invited the heretic couple to return to the confessional, but this time to confess their sins and ask for forgiveness.