In Italy, An Automatic Holy-Water Dispenser
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. Im Renee Montagne. An Italian inventor has come up with a way to avoid sacrificing your soul for your health: It's an automatic holy-water dispenser. Fear that reaching into a communal fount could spread swine flu has prompted the Milan Cathedral and some churches to suspend the tradition. The new design, installed in one Italian church, uses a motion sensor - just like a soap dispenser to set the holy water flowing.
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