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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Prayer in the 3rd Millennium - Vatican says 'amen' to iTunes prayer book

MSNBC - December 22 2008
Photo credit: Pier Paolo Cito / AP

iBreviary, created by a priest, has been downloaded 10,000 times in Italy

The Vatican is endorsing new technology that brings the book of daily prayers used by priests straight onto iPhones.

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications is embracing the iBreviary, an iTunes application created by a technologically savvy Italian priest, the Rev. Paolo Padrini, and an Italian Web designer.

The application includes the Breviary prayer book — in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Latin and, in the near future, Portuguese and German. Another section includes the prayers of the daily Mass, and a third contains various other prayers.

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