Pope App (Free) iOS and Android For up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things papal in the palm of your hand. This app was developed by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications utilizing Vatican News Service as an all-access pass to Pope Francis with official papal-related content in a variety of formats: Twitter feeds, news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See along with video (live and on demand) of important events. Get timely ALERTS and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s many news outlets.
Content does NOT just center on the pope. All the Vatican news outlets are linked using their mobile platforms so you can keep up with the major stories and documents of the day (The Vatican Press Office, News.va, L’Ossrvatore Romano, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center and Agencia Fides). The interface is similar to Facebook’s mobile app, so it is intuitive to those users.The 6 Vatican web cams stream live too. 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Despite our praise, we acknowledge a few significant mis-steps with this app. We would prefer that the major writings from the pope be delivered in full (Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, was a partial download!!) and that the major writings be left on this app for easy access. As it stands, material only remains for a period of time on the calendar. Complete review here. Requires internet service to run this app. See a video of the 2.0 version here.