According to the BBC, a Catholic priest in northern Italy has pissed off local parents by telling their children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

But an unrepentant Fr. Bottino called it his duty to set the record straight.”I told the children that Father Christmas was an invention that had nothing to do with the Christian Christmas story,” he said.

“And I would repeat it again, if I had the chance,” he added.

Then he gave his parishioners communion.

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