A Catholic organization has launched a free app game styled off the popular Pokemon Go, except with the goal being to capture various saints.
Called “Follow JC Go!” and developed by the Ramon Pane Foundation, the app has already been released in a Spanish version, with English and Italian versions coming soon.
The app allows players to look for saints, religious devotions, and biblical figures. Players answer questions to get the saints on their team and gather virtual supplies. Players are also directed to the nearest church and encouraged to offer prayers.
“Never has the Church had a project like this,” explained Foundation Executive Director Ricardo Grzona in an interview with Crux Now, “this is the Catholic app with the most advanced technology there is.”
“You know, [Pope] Francis is not a very technological person, but he was in awe, he understood the idea, what we were trying to do: combine technology with evangelization.”
Grzona noted that his app has the backing of prominent Catholic leaders including the Pope, as well as the Archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa.
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Source: Christian Post