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Editor's Viewpoint: Calling on sinners

Published 10/02/2011

Confession is good for the soul and now, it is also good for your phone company. For a mobile phone application has been developed - and endorsed by the Vatican - allowing Catholics to confess to a virtual priest.

Although sinners are still supposed to visit a real priest to complete the sacrament, the hope is that the new trendy format will encourage penitents - particularly young people - to re-engage with the Church. That might be quite a leap of faith.

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