Fr. Robert Ballecer, a Jesuit priest and a former Silicon Valley student, hopes to introduce the Vatican’s Minecraft server as a place where players can express themselves in a less toxic environment than they may usually find in games.

The aim is to offer an atmosphere where players can freely express creativity and build relationships with one another. The project began on Twitter, when Ballecer conducted a poll with his followers on which game they’d prefer to run as a test server: Rust, Ark, Team Fortress 2, or Minecraft, and Minecraft was chosen as it got 64% votes.

This Minecraft server is currently being tried out, and Ballecer is looking for reviews. If you have a Minecraft account and want to join this social experiment, you can head over to

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