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Priest invents confession tool for the deaf

Catholic World News - December 18, 2013

A Philippine priest serving in the United States has invented a device to make it easier for the deaf to go to confession, the Philippine bishops’ news service reported.

The device, according CBCP News, “consists of two laptop computers running on special software and connected exclusively for penitent and priest to type on and send their messages to each other … Priests who are not skilled in sign language will be able to communicate with deaf people using the chat function through a secured setup of two connected computers with American Sign Language (ASL) instructions and videos.”

Father Romuald Zantua’s device is awaiting the approval of the Holy See.

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  • Posted by: normnuke - Dec. 20, 2013 3:26 PM ET USA

    Truly secure communication is more easily said than done.

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