A priest has gone viral after using a water gun to bless parishioners.

Water gun

Water gun

Photos of Reverend Tim Pelc show him shooting holy water into car windows to bless Detroit church-goers at Easter whilst following social distancing guidelines. They have since gone viral and inspired memes on Reddit and Facebook.

Pelc explained how he came up with the idea while trying to find a safe method to continue the tradition of blessing Easter baskets and to make sure children had a fun memory of Easter during the coronavirus lockdown.

He told 'Today': ''I thought, what could I do that would keep the quarantine restrictions going and give kids the experience of Easter?''

The 70-year-old priest added that he was concerned about how the Vatican might react to the images going online, but he is yet to hear from the Pope.