Priest becomes a 'superhero' to deliver holy message

A Mexican priest has a novel way to help deliver his holy message in the town of Saltillo.

Father Humberto Alvarez adorns his robes with images of comic-book superheroes such as Superman and Batman to entertain local children during Mass.

The 'superhero' priest delivers his message Credit: Reuters

He also uses a water gun to dispense Holy Water.

Father Alvarez said his unorthodox methods help bring a smile to children's faces in the city which has been hard hit by organised crime and drug-related violence in recent years.

But he switches back to his normal attire and practices when holding Mass for adults.

Father Humberto Alvarez sprays holy water over children with his water gun