Vatican Releases an App to Listen to the Pope in One’s Own Language

August 05, 2018

On July 27, 2018, Vatican News announced a new app for listening to the pope in one’s own language.

The App is called Vatican Audio. Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, it enables the faithful to listen to what the pope says in an ordinary audience or a liturgical celebration in real time and in their mother tongue.

The service was available for the first time for the pope’s meeting with 60,000 altar boys at St Peter’s Square, on July 31, 2018. It will also provide coverage of some of his apostolic journeys, including the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019.

The app is easy to use: all one has to do is download it, choose the language and listen. Programs are already broadcasted live in several languages online and on the radio.

But if you are hoping to hear the sovereign pontiff confirm his brothers in the Faith and preach Catholic morals, you will have to wait for now. Tradition cannot be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play; one has to live it by assisting at the Mass of all time, and going to the channels of grace, the sacraments, administered by priests faithful to the Catholic, Roman, and apostolic Church.