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The Pope Has a New App-titude
Catholic News Service ^ | 1/23/13 | Carol Glatz

Posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:05 AM PST by marshmallow

IVATICAN CITY — The Vatican launched a new “Pope App” on the eve of the release of the pope’s World Communications Day message, which will be dedicated to social networks as important spaces for evangelization.

The new app provides live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican’s six webcams. It sends out alerts and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s many news outlets as well as posts images and quotes from Pope Benedict XVI. The app is still in the 1.0 stage so as updated versions come out, there will be a search function for archived media, and links will eventually be shareable online.

“The Pope App” went live today for iPhone and iPad, while an Android version should be out by the end of February. It’s currently available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.

The Vatican has been stepping up its digital presence in recent years — for itself and the pope — the latest initiative being the papal Twitter feed @Pontifex, which now has more than 2 million followers in nine languages.

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1 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:10 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I’m all for the Church trying to spread the Gospel to new eyes and ears, using whatever new technologies are possible.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 8:51:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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