Click to Pray at Web Summit

Fr Frederic Fornos SJ

Click to Pray, the official app for the prayer intentions of the Holy Father, promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, was nominated for an award at the world’s biggest Web Summit. The summit, which was attended by over 60,000 delegates, was held in Lisbon last week.

Click to Pray had their own stand where representatives of the app addressed challenges and progress developments about their work and the Tech industry.

Fr Frédéric Fornos SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, said: “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.”

The National Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Portugal, Fr Antonio Valerio  added: “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.”

Click to Pray is a mobile application developed on iOS and Android, and also a prayer platform. It is promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network  as the official prayer platform for the intentions of the Holy Father. It has a community of more than 636,000 people 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.

Web Summit is a conference which started in 2010 for people in the technological community and the tech industry.