Vatican issues warning for new Confession app
Yes, the Roman Catholic Church still supports the new app designed to help Catholics make confession. To a point.
The Vatican qualified its support for "Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” on Wednesday, a day after the program’s developer announced it was the first app to have official church sanction.
“It is essential to understand well the sacrament of penitence requires the personal dialogue between the penitent and the confessor and the absolution by the confessor,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters on Wednesday. “This cannot in any way be substituted by a technology application.”
“One cannot talk in any way about a ‘confession via iPhone,’ ” Lombardi said.