Sisters of St Francis of Assisi Ask Pokemon Go Players To Stop Playing on Their Grounds
The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi have posted a warning to Pokemon Go players after noticing a spike in activity at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse Grounds.
They took to Facebook to alert players that it's not appropriate to play games in or near the convent.
Their post read in part, "Pokémon Go Players, Please STOP! There has certainly been a spike in activity at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse Grounds over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, it has come to the attention of the congregation that our sacred grounds are being enjoyed for something more than the natural and peaceful beauty. While the sisters appreciate the company and have never restricted visitors on the grounds, it is not appropriate to be playing Pokémon Go or any other “game” on /in/near the convent, other buildings or structures, sculptures or statuary. These grounds are not only consecrated, but they also serve as residences to many of our elderly sisters. We ask out of consideration for both our sisters, as well as the serenity of the property, to please stop trying to ‘catch ‘em all’ on our grounds. We also ask that the same consideration be paid to other properties that are private or hold special meaning, such as cemeteries, churches, or other holy locations."
The Sisters also say that the creators of the game have been notified and asked to move Poké Stops to alternative locations in the St. Francis Area.