Fri, 03 Dec 2021

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican has announced that it will relaunch the Click to Pray app on 1st November, to enable more Catholics to "connect your prayer with the world."

Pope Francis, 84, who has 19 million followers on Twitter and 8.3 million on Instagram, said social media networks can be an "opportunity to promote encounter with others."

The app, which was first launched in 2016 and has been downloaded by more than 2.5 million people, offers daily prayers and messages from Pope Francis, and enables prayers to be sent between users.

The new version, available in seven languages, will also allow users to schedule prayers and provide links to Vatican-approved outside initiatives, such as "Tweeting with God."

"The idea is to be able to use the new app and give an instrument to people to pray, to be in communion," said Monsignor Lucio Ruiz, secretary of the Dicastery for Communication, to the Agency France Press.

"It is not a replacement for something. It is understanding culture, reading it and listening and seeing where we are, to be able to be. Because where people are, the Church must be," he added.

The new version of the app was launched to coincide with the opening of the Synod, a global assembly of Catholic church leaders.

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