The incident was caught on camera and has been widely shared in parts of Brazil and Latin America.
The Archdiocese of Vitória issued a statement lamenting the lack of security in the region.
“Even those who do not live in a particularly violent area feel threatened and affected by the relentless violence,” the statement said.
Speaking to the “A Gazeta” website, parish communication director Elaine Butter said the pastor has no plans to issue a statement responding to the incident.
“Despite everything, he will continue with Masses as normal,” she said.
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Butter also said that stray bullets and violence are becoming more threatening at the parish “because it serves neighborhoods such as Bairro da Penha and Morro do Macaco,” which are hotbeds of drug and gang violence.