VATICAN CITY (JANUARY 20, 2019) (CTV) – Pope Francis%20Francis&redirect=yes"> swiped a tablet on Sunday (January 20) to launch a new app allowing the faithful to pray with him.
He presented the Vatican’s latest digital platform, known as the Worldwide Network of Prayer with the Pope, during his traditional Sunday address to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square.
The new app, called “Click to Pray,” will inform the user what the pontiff is praying for, such as world peace or the population of a country hit by a natural disaster, so they can join him.
Francis, who once said he was a “disaster” with technology, turned to a priest holding the tablet for him and asked “Did I do it? The priest nodded.
A Vatican statement said a website, www.clicktopray.org, would allow the faithful to “accompany the pope in a mission of compassion for the world”.
“Click to Pray” is the official prayer platform for World Youth Day 2019, which takes place in Panama from 22-27th January 2019.
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