The Vatican endorses iPhone technology that facilitates prayer sharing.
Wired PR News.com – A new technology that allows individuals access to daily prayers used by priests via digital download has been endorsed by the Vatican. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a new application from iTunes, iBreviary, is being embraced by the Vatican’s Pontificial Council for Social Communications. The application is the creation of Italian priest Reverend Paola Padrini and a web designer in Italy.
Included in the iBreviary are prayers in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Latin. As mentioned in the report, prayers in German and Portuguese will soon be added to the selections.
The prayer application was released in December, and costs .79 euro, which equals $1.10 in US currency. Before its release, iBreviary was offered for free in Italy during a trial period, and downloaded an estimated 10,000 times.
Monsignor Paul Tighe was quoted as stating that the Church, “is learning to use the new technologies primarily as a tool or as a mean of evangelizing, as a way of being able to share its own message with the world.”
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