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5 Free Apps To Get You Updated On Everything About The Papal Visit

Pope Francis apps FTW!
by Neps Firmalan | Jan 15, 2015
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Today, January 15, marks the first time in two decades that a Pope has visited our friendly, catholic shores. It's defo a grand occasion that no one should dare miss!

Here's the thing: with Pope Francis' arrival comes a five-day-long weekend that many of us will use to have a little R&R. There's no problem with that, although doing so might make things a tad harder when it comes to being up to speed on the developments regarding the Pope's visit.

To this we say: There's an app for that! Or, more specifically, there are apps for that! In this day and age of digital connectivity, there's no reason to miss out on really important happenings, whether you're getting your back burned on the beach or having a self-imposed house arrest.

Go through our list, and get ready to DL!


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Surprised? Don't be.

We're bundling them as one because they're basically social media's two-hit combo. Speaking of social media, it's bound to go crazy with Pope-related news in the next few days, so it's a good move to keep tabs on your Twitter and Facebook feed. Fortunately, for those who want to spend zero bucks while being updated, Smart is offering free Twitter access from tomorrow until January 19, 2015! And that's on top of the telco's on-going Free Facebook promo! Ayus!

You might want to check out:


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Created by GMA New Media, Inc, the People's Pope is a simple app that gives you the latest updates regarding his Holiness' visit to the Philippines in one feed. It helps you get through trying times by giving you inspirational words of wisdom as well.

Get it: Free on Google Play


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Fed with up-to-date information straight from the Vatican's media services, The Pope App keeps users updated on the latest news about the Pope, even if it's not related to his five-day stay here. It also does us a solid by also offering stuff like live-streaming of papal events and the viewing of papal photos, among others.

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Get it: Free on Google Play and iTunes


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It's obvious with the name: this app brings you news related to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and other church-related developments. With Pope Francis' visit being the biggest piece of local church news this year, expect the app to be populated with updates on his Holiness' stay on our shores.

Get it: Free on Google Play and iTunes


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Deemed the official app for Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines, The Papal Visit 2015 features the Pope's five-day itinerary and is linked to his official Twitter account for social media updating. For added religious bang, the app also allows users to leave voice messages and prayer requests on a Prayer Wall feature.

Last but not the least, it lets you listen to the official theme song of the Pope's visit, "We Are All God's Children." Haven't heard of it? Shame on you Here:

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