São Geraldo Magela drone delivery

April 2018

A priest at São Geraldo Magela church in Soracaba, Brazil, has used a drone fitted with a monstrance to deliver the Eucharist to the altar. The congregation reputedly supported the novelty.

However, once shared on Facebook, religious conservatives complained that the act was 'inappropriate, 'scandalous', and a 'profanation'. Priest John Zuhlsdorf labelled the stunt 'sacrilegious silliness', according to the Catholic Herald.

Operator: São Geraldo Magela church, Sorocaba
Developer: Unknown
Country:
Brazil
Sector:
Religion
Purpose:
Deliver Eucharist
Technology: Drone
Issue:
Ethics; Appropriateness/need