Pope to give World Youth Day pilgrims DoCat app

DOCAT (free) Apple | Android in English, German, Polish. This is a FREE book (DOCAT) contained in the app. After World Youth Day, the book becomes an in-app purchase.

To jump-start a global movement to engage young people in the social doctrine of the Church, Pope Francis will share a brand new app for free to attendees at the upcoming World Youth Day. It’s DoCat–yes, a follow-up to the popular youth catechism book and app, YouCat. Launch date for the new app is June 26. The book version comes out three days earlier.

Read the detailed Catholic News Agency story on how the app came about and the pope’s involvement.

An excerpt:

The YouCat was first distributed at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011 as a way to help extend the experience and knowledge of the faith into young pilgrims’ homes.

Why a new version of a book on social doctrine?

Christian Lermer, CEO of the YouCat Foundation, told CNA in an interview that they wanted to create something that would “make the teaching of the Church readable and attractive, without changing the content.”

Bernhard Meuser, founder of the YouCat Foundation, said that following the YouCat’s publication they received several emails from youth in the United States saying, “now we know what our faith is. What do we do? Please, do a Do-Cat!”

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