BERLIN | Tue Aug 2, 2011 8:39am EDT BERLIN (Reuters Life!)
- You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest.
Hirtenbarometer (hirtenbarometer.de) or the "shepherds' barometer" is the first online platform where priests can be rated for their performance at church services, on projects for youths and the elderly, on their credibility and on how up to date they are.
"Pastoral work should be qualitative," Andreas Hahn, one of the founders said of the original idea behind the site, adding they hoped "to stimulate dialogue to improve pastoral work."
Also, "many parishes work well but their performance doesn't become public," Hahn said of the platform's function.