In brief

Brazil parish’s stunt brings condemnation

A parish in Brazil has been criticised after video showed a drone flying the Blessed Sacrament into the church. The priest-blogger Fr John Zuhlsdorf described the act as “sacrilegious silliness”. Others on social media branded it “stupid” and a “profanation”.

Vatican uses lasers to ward off hungry gulls

The Vatican has used laser technology to protect Easter flowers from seagulls. According to the blogger Mark de Vries, objects resembling birds of prey were also employed.

Francis warns: don’t worship abstract truths

At the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass, the Pope said there was a “temptation of making idols of certain abstract truths”.