Source – An Italian priest’s live streamed mass on Facebook went viral after the religious leader accidentally left the platform’s AR filters active, causing him to appear in various cartoon disguises.
Paolo Longo, parish priest of the Church of San Pietro and San Benedetto di Polla in Salerno province, live streamed mass on Facebook to allow parishioners to attend the service virtually amid the coronavirus outbreak.
We all need to laugh a little bit more right now. Regardless of how you prefer your weekly mass you have to consider that Father Longo might be onto something.
Attendance right now in the Catholic Church is down. It’s getting harder to get teenagers to show up. Priests are in short supply. Churches are consolidating when they’re not closing down altogether. He might have just come up with the solution.
Alternate realities! This is how you get the new generation that grew up on Snapface and Tik Tok into the church. Not by reading Scripture, but with 30 second videos with crazy effects.
You’re welcome Roman Catholic Church.