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The Pope App – The Official Pope Francis App

By Pontificium Consilium de Communicationibus Socialibus

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Your gateway to the latest news and information on Pope Francis.


The Pope App gives you the latest news and information on the Pope as produced by the Vatican’s own media services and featured on, the official network hub of Vatican communication.

The app allows you to follow live streaming of papal events, receive notifications of important events, view papal photos, videos, @Pontifex tweets, full texts of homilies and speeches, a calendar of events and links to all the Vatican media.

The app also allows you to visit the Vatican live through the various webcams located in St. Peter’s Square and other areas nearby. All media contents are easily shareable and can be saved for later viewing. The language of content can be changed easily within the app to English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.

The Pope App and are services provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (, in cooperation with the media offices of the Holy See, including, Fides News Agency, L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See Press Office, the Vatican Television Center (CTV), Vatican Radio, and the Internet Office of the Holy See.

We welcome your feedback. Please send any feature requests or bug reports to:

What's New in Version 2.0.9

Optimization to twitter sharing in the news section


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Customer Reviews

What I've been looking for!

Great UI and the chance to see Pope Francis' social media messages without getting bogged down by the Twitter app. Love the daily homilies. Please keep this app going!

Great app for keeping with the Vatican

Works great but the last week the news feeds stopped

Works now-Thank You!

March 13, 2016: I continue to use this app almost daily and rely on it for news from the Vatican. However, for the past week or so, once again on my iPad the only news item that shows up is the main new news item and the rest of the window is blank white. I tried reloading the app & it didn't help. No problem on my iPhone but I prefer using an iPad for this app. Thanks for taking a look at it.

Thanks for the nice Christmas present of the fixed app! Works great on my iPad again.
From 12/17/14:
Ever since your update the news won't load on my iPad. The screen where the news should be stays white. I tried to type this review to give you feedback from my iPad but I couldn't submit from the iPad. Everything seems to work fine on my iPhone though. Hope you can fix this soon. I love the app and use it daily--on my iPad. Thanks.

The Pope App – The Official Pope Francis App
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.9
  • Size: 28.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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