Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Catholics who miss out on tickets to Mass can still pray with the Pope

Catholics can now join the pontiff in his prayers with the launch of a new app

If you miss out on a ticket to attend the Pope’s mass in Abu Dhabi in a couple of weeks’ time, do not despair.

Catholics can now join the pontiff in his prayers with the launch of a new app.

Click to Pray, as it has been named, tells users what the Pope is praying for.

Launching the app from the Apolistic Palace, Pope Francis told the audience: “Today I have two pains in my heart. Colombia and the Mediterranean Sea,” referring to a car bomb in Colombia which killed 20 police cadets and two shipwrecks which left up to 170 people dead.

The pontiff said the internet was a way to “stay in touch with others, to share values and projects and to express the desire to form a community”.

Click to Pray has both a website and an app for both Android and iOS devices. It is available in six languages – Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese and German.

There are three main sections: Pray with the Pope, Pray Every Day and Pray with the Network, allowing people to share their prayers with others.

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