Church puts visitors on notice over phones
Visitors to one church in Corsica urged to turn off phones - and warned what could happen if they use their phones while driving
For visitors to France's many churches, text alerts or ringtones from mobile phones have long been a source of annoyance.
Now, one church in Corsica has delivered a twin message that urges visitors to turn off their phones while inside the building - and delivers a road safety message at the same time.
The note on the door of the church in Nonza, Cap Corse, reads:
"It is possible that as you enter this church you will hear God's call
"However, it is unlikely that he will contact you by phone
"Please turn off your phones
"If you want to talk to God, come in, choose a quiet place and talk to him, if you want to see him, send a text message while driving…"
The note was spotted by one visitors and posted on the Corsica: l'ile magique Facebook page, where it has been shared more than 30,000 times in just a few days.
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