Using the Pokemon boom, a priest in northern Italy tries to entice Desio teenagers to confession.
Monza (kath.net/KNA) Using the Pokemon boom, a priest in northern Italy tries to entice young people to confession: Every Saturday they could unload their "Pekkamon" in the confessional - "the sins [Italian peccati, d Red..] that hinder you from winning in life," it says on a placard decorated with Pokemon characters at the parish of San Pietro e Paolo. According to the local newspaper "Il Giorno" (Thursday) the 47-year-old cleric Giuseppe Corbari came up with the idea, given the many pokemon-hunting teenagers in the church square.
"Instead of meeting in front of the church to find something that does not exist, the young people should come to church, confess, to free themselves from evil," said the pastor to the newspaper. "And then they should think about how to better use their time: That is too precious and should not be wasted with these activities that might lead to habituation and dependence," he warned. To what extent the "Pekkamon" -action encountered resistance, was not reported.
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