The iPad has been called magical, but now it’s also mystical: at least one priest has used the latest and greatest Apple device to say holy mass.
A Catholic priest in Italy recently employed an iPad to perform an outdoor mass in the place of a heavy bible.
Don Michele Bigi, using the iPad to say mass at a summer camp in Gramolazzo (Tuscany) told The Apple Lounge that the Apple device was “really easy to use.”
It’s certainly lighter than most versions that churches use of the good book, although instead of using a specially-formulated Bible for iPad he adopted a PDF of the Roman Missal to perform the service.
When the iPad first launched, Italian priest Don Paolo Padrini who created runaway hit app iBreviary, said he thought the new device might be just the thing for readings during mass. Padrini also noted that there were no specific vetoes from the Vatican against using technology to perform services.
It’ll be interesting to see whether any entrepreneurs or church officials take up the challenge and devise a version of the Roman Missal for iPad.
Hat tip to Andrea Nepori
Via The Apple Lounge.