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Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress

A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.

A FREE IPHONE and iPad app has been launched in advance of the International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Dublin from 10 – 17 June.

A Dominican friar called Luuk Dominiek Jansen designed the app which “gives pilgrims from all over the world the opportunity to experience the Congress through 21st Century technology”.

The app includes a ‘My Planner’ section which enables users to create their own timetable for the duration of the event. The Congress prayer and the Congress hymn ‘Though We are Many’ are also featured.

YouTube videos, Flickr feeds and press releases are available through the app, which also includes a GPS guide to the venues around the city.

Organisers of the Congress have said that ‘crash courses’ in the Christian faith will be offered to people during the event. The programmes will be pared down versions of the ‘Alpha’ courses, which are 15 weeks long and are described as a “parish tool for evangelisation”.

Calls for the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady and the child abuse scandal threaten to overshadow the Congress. Today the Catholic Church denied reports that the Cardinal had offered his resignation to the Vatican two years ago.

He’s been under increasing pressure to step down over his role in not alerting authorities about Father Brendan Smyth’s involvement in child sex abuse in the 1970s.

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