"Sindr" will go live in 2017.

Forget Tinder the Catholic Church has just made confession a swipe away
news Technology Friday, November 25, 2016 - 18:30

For Catholics wanting to confess their sins but unable to find a church close to them, the problem can soon be solved thanks to a new app that’s been dubbed as “Sindr” on social media. 

The Roman Catholic archdiocese recently launched “The Catholic App” that will help people find the nearest Holy Mass and confession booth among other benefits

Incidentally, the app, uses similar technology to the dating hook-up app Tinder

It is expected to go live in 2017 and will be made available on iPhone and tablets. 

According to the Time, Edinburgh’s Archbishop Leo Cushley told Vatican Radio, "The idea was really inspired by the Holy Father himself. He said to be imaginative about what to do for the Holy Year of Mercy."

Developed by software firm Musemantik along with the Archdiocese, the App intends to help "younger Catholics – particularly in the age group 18-55 – to be more engaged in your diocese, as they most utilize smartphones and tablets."

"This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and the joy of the Gospel to our contemporary world," Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh told The Telegraph

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