Monday, July 15, 2002

Devotional life of the Church isn't what it used to be

From ABC News Online:

Priests thought a young South American couple were devoted to a Madonna statue in their local church until they realised the pair were more interested in the effigy's electrical charge than its spiritual vibe.

The young couple were regular visitors to the Milan church for more than a month and spent an hour sitting attentively in front of the Madonna each time before silently departing.

Priests assumed they were seeking spiritual guidance until a cleaner noticed an electricity cable poking out from behind the statue.

Closer examination revealed the visitors were using the electricity socket used to light up the Madonna to charge their mobile phone.