First Smart Phone App Launched By Pope!
The Holy See has truly embraced the digital age to carry on the mission of the Church which is to evangelize in order to bring souls to heaven. Pope Benedict tweeted and now Pope Francis has an app for iOS and Android platforms that will communicate his messages, news, videos and information to encourage the faithful.
Here is a link to Missio, the free app. On Friday, Pope Francis using an iPad activated the app and around the world a push notification went out that the app was now live and active.
Be the first one on your block to get the news direct from the Vatican! Jack Chick and the fundamentalists will have a field day with this one. Cue the scary music- Imagine, that the pope (who is a Jesuit by the way,) can now send secret missives to his foot soldiers (Catholic automatons) to carry out his orders, assuming these foot soldiers have a Droid or iPhone!
But seriously, I am so thankful that the Church is embracing the new digital technology to communicate the gospel to as many as possible and to provide catechesis (teaching) to the faithful. This app is just one more way to do just that. Non-Catholics are encouraged to download the app as well. He's everyone's pope, not all realize that yet.