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Confronted with a shortage of full-time clergy, Church of Scotland leaders are considering “virtual ministers” for 190 congregations.

The real, live preachers would be ported into other congregations via videoconferencing technology.

Trevor Hunt, a pastor in Orkney, told The Scotsman newspaper the plan had “potential” but requires members to participate, rather than passively view a TV program.


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