Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Available December 10: The "Pope App"

If you carry an iPhone or use an iPad, you will soon be able to download an application that gives you almost 24/7 access to Pope Benedict. The Android version will be out in January. The new Pope app will provide live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican's six webcams:

Two webcams are located on the dome of St. Peter's Basilica: one looking at St. Peter's Square and, another at the Vatican governor's office. Another is situated high on the colonnade around St. Peter's Square looking at the basilica and papal apartments. One is directed at Blessed John Paul II's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, another is high on the Vatican hill pointing toward the dome of the basilica and the last is aimed at the gardens of the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo.

The app will send out alerts and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican's news outlets. So if you have someone on your shopping list who is hard to buy for, here's your answer. Best of all, it's free!

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