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New Zealand bishops: use Missal books, not iPads

Catholic World News - June 07, 2012

The bishops of New Zealand have told the nation’s priests that “only the official printed copy of the Roman Missal may be used at Mass and at the Church’s other liturgies.”

“With the publication of the Roman Missal has come the release of a number of Missal applications for the iPad and other tablets, for mobile phones and e-readers,” the bishops noted. “While these applications are excellent for study purposes, the iPad (and its equivalents), e-readers and mobile phones may not be used by the priest at liturgy.”

“Ipads and other electronic devices have a variety of uses, e.g., for playing games, using the internet, watching videos and checking email,” the bishops added. “This alone makes their use in the liturgy inappropriate.”

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