The Vatican Approves iPhone Breviary App
Now the Vatican has its very own official iPhone application, an electronic version of the Breviary which contains Catholic prayers and readings in Spanish, French, English, Latin and Italian. The pope endorsed the app, which was created by Italian priest Paolo Padrini.
iBreviary was created by Rev. Paolo Padrini and Italian Web designer Dimitri Giani. The app is available in the App Store for $0.99. With the latest version of the app, users can view not just the Breviary, but the Mass and other prayers.
Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, told the AP 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."
You can switch between English, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin and the Rite Ambrosiano in the App.
This is the first iPhone application to be officially endorsed by the Vatican.