A Jesuit priest who previously studied engineering in Silicon Valley, Fr. Robert Ballecer, is creating his own Vatican Minecraft server with the aim to create a less-toxic environment that you would normally find in games and where players can freely express themselves.
As reported by Rome Reports (view the video at the bottom of this article) Fr. Robert Ballecer began this campaign by asking his followers on Twitter what game they would like to see a test server of this nature for, with options like Team Fortress 2, Ark: Survival Evolved and even Rust (yes really) thrown into the mix. Minecraft came out on top with over 60% of the votes and now, there’s a Minecraft Vatican server.
This is all to create a less-toxic environment for gamers and to get people together, build relationships and even move those relationships over into the real world. In the report, Fr. Robert Ballecer explains that:
If you own the game, you can head on over to minecraft.digitaljesuit.com to join the Minecraft Vatican server.
Check out the video below where Fr. Robert Ballecer speaks about the Vatican Minecraft server and the idea behind all this.