Done With Tinder? Try ‘Sindr,’ the Vatican’s New Confession Finder App
The Catholic app, to give it its proper name, lets users search for the nearest confessional or Holy Mass
For those Catholics itching to be absolved, a Scottish Archbishop may have just revolutionized the search for a confessional
— with a new smartphone and tablet app launched at the Vatican on Tuesday.
The Catholic app
, which has inevitably been dubbed “Sindr” by some media
and online commentators, is expected to go live in early 2017, according to Vatican Radio.
“The idea was really inspired by the Holy Father himself,” Edinburgh’s Archbishop Leo Cushley, who announced the launch, told Vatican Radio. “He said to be imaginative about what to do for the Holy Year of Mercy.”
The app, which lets users search for the nearest Holy Mass, confessional or diocesanal statistics, reportedly uses technology by software firm Musemantik to guide the faithful from their current location to the nearest Catholic Church.....