“Catholic churches in Italy are installing automatic holy water dispensers to help reduce the risk of spreading swine flu,” BBC Television reports in a short video broadcast. Father Pierre Angelo Mota comments that"It has been a bit of a novelty. People initially were a bit shocked by this technological innovation but then they welcomed it with great enthusiasm and joy. The members of this parish have got used to it," he added.
Churchgoer Marta Caimmi agreed.
"It’s great," she said. "Thanks to this we are not worried about catching swine flu. It is the right thing for the times."
he said. (BBC Web-site Nov. 11, 2009)