Vatican news and CTV (Catholic TV) have put together a real winner with the Pope app. It’s a great app that follows the pope in detail. It is immersive, and allows you to keep up with the Pope, his messages and his travels. It includes the ability to monitor The Pope’s official Twitter account @pontifex, texts from the Pope, live and recorded videos, and more.
Twitter is one of the Pope Francis’ great methods of communication:
Once you download the free Pope App, you are brought to the latest updates on what the Pope’s activities are. It has one ‘headline’ and an unlimited number of articles to read below.
Clicking on the photo or headline of any of these cards will bring you to the full article. These articles can be bookmarked, font size changed (for easier reading), or shared on social media.
Who doesn’t love a live webcam. Did you know that St. John Pauls II’s Tomb has a live feed? Neither did I, but it is there. So if you are sitting around wondering what’s happening in the Vatican right now, you can grab the Pope App and it will show you a great shot from above St. Peter’s square.
That’s right, I love free Catholic Apps, this is one of them. It’s well done, and after being a few years old, it has had time to mature into a great app.
Your gateway to the latest news and information on Pope Francis.
The Pope App gives you the latest news and information on the Pope as produced by the Vatican’s own media services and featured on News.va, the official network hub of Vatican communication. The app allows you to follow live streaming of papal events, receive notifications of important events, view papal photos, videos, @Pontifex tweets, full texts of homilies and speeches, a calendar of events and links to all the Vatican media.
The app also allows you to visit the Vatican live through the various webcams located in St. Peter’s Square and other areas nearby.
All media contents are easily shareable and can be saved for later viewing. The language of content can be changed easily within the app to English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.
The Pope App and News.va are services provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (www.pccs.va), in cooperation with the media offices of the Holy See, including, Fides News Agency, L’Osservatore Romano, the Holy See Press Office, the Vatican Television Center (CTV), Vatican Radio, and the Internet Office of the Holy See. We welcome your feedback. Please send any feature requests or bug reports to: [email protected]