What started as a joke ended with the future of two altar boys from New Jersey. They were detained overnight, after having surprised them putting marijuana in the censer-burner of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Since it is not a Holy Year, because July 25 isn’t on a Sunday, the censer-burner is used the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on January 6 to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. Several assistants stated that in this occasion the holy precinct was suddenly covered in an odd smell “it did not smell as always, it was a familiar smell but I could not relate it to anything, but in my son’s bedroom sometimes smell like that”.
Following the Mass, these altar boys were arrested by the police after confirming that the strange smell was correspond to marijuana, “it was a joke, the idea came during the Christmas Eve mass, we bought no more than half a kilo of Mary Jane and we drop it inside the censer-burner, we are sure that people has left of the Cathedral happier more than ever”. Finally, they were freed without charge but they will not be able to discharge their functions as altar boys any more.Follow us on