Date: Thu, 18 Feb 93 16:12:53 PST
London (Reuter)- Roman Catholics around the world
who are tormented by their sins but unable to make
it to church may soon be able to confess by fax.
The observer newspaper says in report today
that new high-tech confessionals will be unveiled
in May in Vincenza, Italy, at a trade fair for
religious items and furnishings. Sound-proofing,
air-conditioning, and comfortable arm chairs will
also be included in some models, the report added.
Church officials have already criticized the
idea and one priest said the fair's organizers had
"turned the confessional into a space-age telephone
© 1993 Peter Langston