Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged men and women in the military to download a new app designed to connect them to the Catholic faith and provide the consolation of prayer in times of war and uncertainty. Source: Crux.
In a video message to active-duty and veteran military personnel attending an annual pilgrimage in Lourdes on Friday, the Vatican secretary of state said the “Catholic Military Connect” app is a useful tool that “will accompany you on your journey of faith”.
“I believe that the app will be immensely helpful to all military personnel and, in a particular way, to young men and women who in this important sector of civil service, seek to grow in personal friendship with Jesus Christ and in the understanding and appreciation of the beauty and richness of our Catholic faith,” he said.
The app, which is available for free in Google Play and Apple App stores, was developed by the Apostolat Militaire International, an organisation dedicated to promoting Christian values in military life, and Tweeting with God, an initiative that informs users on questions on faith.
The Catholic Military Connect app provides easy access to “answers to military questions, prayers for the military, testimonies, inspiring quotes and spiritual first aid” according to a press release.
Cardinal Parolin said the app can help members of the armed forces share and build “a sense of fellowship in our shared faith, our pursuit of holiness and our efforts to bring the light of faith to our daily duties in the service of the larger community”.
Cardinal Parolin launches Catholic app for military personnel (By Junno Arocho Esteves, CNS via Crux)