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Skateboarding Hungarian Catholic priest becomes YouTube hit

By Reuters Staff
August 17, 2010

A Hungarian Roman Catholic priest has become a YouTube hit with his distinctive method of spreading the word on wheels. Rev. Zoltan Lendvai, 45, who lives and preaches in Redics, a small village on Hungary’s border with Slovenia, believes skateboarding can open the way to God for young people.

“Many times I have felt that this is the way I can bring many people a bit closer to Jesus,” he told Reuters.

Read the full story here and watch the musical “international” version of the video “Funny Priest Skateboarding” below:

For Hungarian speakers, follow his commentary on the original video here (a pap gördeszka gyorstalpalót tart Lentiben”).

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