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Papal Events, Vatican Webcam Feeds Streamed Live With New 'Pope App'
Catholic News Service ^ | 12/4/12 | Carol Glatz

Posted on 12/05/2012 6:55:41 AM PST by marshmallow

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican is offering a new app that provides live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican's six webcams.

"The Pope App" also will send out alerts and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican's news outlets, said Gustavo Entrala, founder and CEO of the Spanish firm, which developed the free app.

"You'll have almost everything that the pope does or says" delivered to a mobile device and app users "will be able to watch the pope live every time he speaks," he told reporters during a Dec. 3 news conference at the Vatican.

The app should be available Dec. 10 for iPhone and iPad while an Android version is due out in January, he said.

Most people only get to watch the pope live during the satellite broadcasts of Christmas and Easter events at the Vatican, he said.

"And I was wondering, 'What if the pope could be able to reach our hands, the hands of every single person in the world'" who has access to a mobile device or smartphone, he said.

"We'll have everything the pope says directly broadcast to your phone," for example, his Sunday Angelus, Wednesday general audience talks and other important events, he said.

Users also can browse through the latest photos of the pope as well as search archived media, and all the links will be shareable online, he added.

The Vatican started offering live streaming online of papal events on its Silverlight video player and through its news portal,, in 2011.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach

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