Priests Required To Wear QR Codes To Note Sex Offender Status

According to church officials, Catholic priests in France will be required to wear scannable QR codes as part of a nationwide effort to combat abuse, specifically targeting sex offenders within the clergy.

Under the newly implemented system, individuals can use their smartphones to scan wallet-sized cards, which will display one of three color codes indicating the clergy member’s “status,” as stated by the Bishops’ Conference of France.

The color red signifies that the priest has been deprived of their clerical position, potentially due to allegations of child sexual abuse. The exact nature of the sanction is not explicitly specified.