Feel the urgent need to confess your sins? There’s now an app to make it happen.
Launched by the Vatican this week, The Catholic App uses GPS to help worshippers locate the nearest church that’s offering mass or holy confession at any given time – a concept that has earned it the rather unfortunate nickname “Sindr”.
It’s unfortunate that the comparisons with the hugely prolific proximity-based dating app Tinder were inevitable. But rest-assured, Catholics, the Vatican version is a whole lot more virtuous.
“The idea was really inspired by the Holy Father himself,” Edinburgh’s Archbishop Leo Cushley told Vatican Radio, according to Time.
“He said to be imaginative about what to do for the Holy Year of Mercy.”
Developed for Cushley’s Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh as a way to appeal to millennials, the app is due to go live early next year expected to spread globally.