São Geraldo Magela drone delivery
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
Purpose: Deliver Eucharist
Issue: Ethics; Appropriateness/need