So there may not be a Pope right now (Sede Vacante for those who want to touch up on their Latin), but there still is an app.
The Pope App is a good resource for those who want to follow the ecclesiastical sweepstakes soon taking place at the Vatican. For an institution as ancient as the Roman Catholic Church, it has an impressive amount of multimedia contained in its mobile app for iOS and Android.
The sidebar menu contains links to the articles, videos and radio broadcasts from news.va, which is an official Vatican news source. There are also a number of live webcam feeds from locations such as St. Peter’s Square.
The recent events of Benedict XVI’s resignation triggered a number of articles and videos, which make for interesting content for anyone interested in modern religious trends. The pope’s final days include video of his last address as well as the helicopter journey to the Papal version of Camp David. There is also a link to an archive of the @pontifex Twitter account, which has now been wiped clean and contains the icon used for a vacant papacy.
For those looking for further news on all things Pope, there are several other official and unofficial applications for one’s perusal. [Read more...]