French church roof crumbles during Christmas Eve mass

File photo / Thinkstock
File photo / Thinkstock

Christmas Eve mass in a church nestled in the French Alps came to an abrupt end when part of the ceiling fell down on the priest's head, police said.

The 45-year-old priest was in the middle of celebrating mass at the Notre Dame d'Aquilon church in the town of Guilestre when the incident occurred.

The priest was injured in the head and taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The church was closed to the public.

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