Tech Talk: Pope Francis’ prayer app will participate in the Web Summit 2017

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Click To Pray, a virtual platform that facilitates prayer within a global community, will be attending Web Summit 2017, one of the largest technology fairs in the world. The event will be from November 6 to 9 in Lisbon.

During November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, Click To Pray, the platform that the Holy Father promoted in 2014 that allows Catholics from around the world to pray for the Pope’s intentions and challenges of humanity, will participate at the most significant technology fair in its sector. Click To Pray will have its own stand (A154) on November 7th, in the area of Advertising, Content & Media, in FIL and Altice Arena (ex MEO Arena) in Lisbon. Together with another 200 projects, representatives of the app will provide a pitch to tell the story of its development and the challenges it faces.

“Our presence at the Web Summit confirms that the Catholic Church understands the language of these times and is able to ally with technology to work for its goals and bring to every corner the intentions of the Pope for the challenges of humanity,” underlined Fr Frédéric Fornos, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

“We continue to confirm that, if young people are present in the digital world, prayer has to be there too with very clear and very simple proposals. Just like this application, in which each user knows that he is praying with people from all over the world for the Pope’s intentions,” added Fr Antonio Valerio, National Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Portugal.

During the days in which the conference takes place, representatives from the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the organization that promoted the initiative, and the agency La Machi Communication for Good Causes, the organization in charge of the conceptualization, will be there.

Click To Pray is a mobile application developed on iOS and Android, and also a prayer platform present available on internet (website), and social media (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). It was promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Portugal in 2014 and adopted in 2016, as the official prayer platform for the intentions of the Holy Father. It has a community of more than 636,000 persons in 216 countries, with more than 127,000 downloads and has been recognized in 2017 with a Publifestival Creativity Award and in 2015 with a Mercurio Award of the Argentine Marketing Association.

Its purpose is to offer Catholics a new way to pray for the challenges of humanity. To make this possible, it’s available for users during three different praying moments of each day of the year.

Web Summit is an international conference that was born in 2010 and that is aimed at connecting the technological community with main representatives of the industry. It’s expecting an attendance of more than 60,000 persons and representatives from 120 countries. In addition to the stands of the event, it will offer conferences from specialists and will have the presence of figures such as the general secretary of the UN, António Guterres; the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith; Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd; and the former president of France, François Hollande; among many others.

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The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to disseminate the monthly intentions of the Holy Father concerning the challenges facing humanity. The videos seek to unite people in praying with Pope Francis for those challenges. The Project has the support of the Vatican Television Center (CTV), sole owner of the rights. For more information: ThePopeVideo.org.

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