Tag Archives: Pope App

Vatican News app–new communications hub of ALL things Vatican

A recent consolidation of Vatican media has swallowed several old Vatican media outlets (including Vatican Radio and Pope App) into a new “network hub of Vatican communications” called Vatican News (Free) Apple | Android. What does that mean for the avid Catholic app user? If you have old Vatican news apps installed, some may have changed automatically to the re-branded […]

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Be a digital pilgrim-Apps following World Youth Day

Want to follow World Youth Day events in Poland from your mobile device July 25-31? Join in the spiritual journey as a digital pilgrim with three apps we have found in the past to be quite remarkable at providing information, schedules, live and on-demand video and timely news served on your smartphone or tablet. We add a new app to the list at the end […]

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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 […]

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Pope App links text for Apostolic Exhortation; but you have to dig for it. Annoying.

The free Pope App  [Apple and Android] can, at times, be incredibly insensitive to users looking for timely information. Today is a good example.  The Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), the highly anticipated document synthesizing the work of two synods on the family in 2014 and 2015, was released earlier today. One would expect this document to be […]

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Follow Pope in Mexico via Pope App (even in English)

Even though Pope Francis is speaking in his native Spanish language during his apostolic trip to Mexico, you can easily access full texts of his speeches and homilies in English, French, Italian, Portuguese (and Spanish) via The Pope App (Free) for iOS and Android. But you get even more than just text. Imagine being able […]

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Pope App delivers Francis’ declaration of Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis’ declaration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy occasions the opportunity to remind us of the value of the free Pope App on our Apple (iOS) or Android device. Vatican Radio’s report of the historic proclamation detailing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy appeared in English on the opening screen of the Pope App the afternoon of the announcement (11 April 2015). Yes, […]

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#Synod14 Relatio: Find all things Synod on the Pope App

Looking for Synod updates? The Pope App isn’t just about all things Francis. As a product of the Vatican news-gathering machine, the free app also contains links to all the many Vatican news outlets. So, if you’re looking for the Synod’s relatio text, the mid-term report that was released yesterday, you’ll find it on your Pope App […]

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Update your PopeApp to 2.0

Pope App (Free) iOS and Android  has been updated with enhanced navigation. Check out the video below. But the navigation still does not include an organized presentation of the pope’s messages by category (speeches, homilies, writings etc.) because everything is presented chronologically. So you still can’t search accordingly or jump to the category you choose to read. For that […]

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Vatican to revamp clumsy communication outlets (we hope)

It is difficult to be polite in talking about Vatican communications. Consider this: Despite the diminishing number of people around the world who listen to radio, the Vatican’s largest media employer is Vatican Radio.  Meanwhile, digital media outlets need more attention given trends in media consumption–the pope’s popular Twitter account and the PopeApp for mobile devices are good examples. […]

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Pope App needs a little love and attention

For yesterday’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception (transferred this year to December 9), I thought I’d check out what the Vatican offered for the occasion on its Pope App (Free). Voila, I spot at the top of “From the Pope” link a booklet for the Celebration of the Act of Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. […]

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