A VICAR in the sleepy village of Ròtova (Valencia) caused a stir during mass when he became involved in a punch-up with a local resident in the aisle.
Víctor Jimeno, parish vicar for the Divina Aurora church, lost his rag when Rubén Costa, one of the organisers of the patron saint fiestas currently being celebrated, took the 'bread' out of his mouth during the service and broke it up in front of the vicar and trod it into the ground.
This act of blasphemy – as well as causing jaws to drop among the congregation – was too much for Pastor Jimeno, who punched Costa in the face.
Costa responded by belting him back, leading to a full-scale fist-fight by the altar.
According to witnesses, the fight ended when the vicar kicked the offender's backside.