Friday, May 29, 2020
Home Entertainment Pokemon Go clone inspires Catholics to practice their faith—the millennial way!

Pokemon Go clone inspires Catholics to practice their faith—the millennial way!

Pope Francis blessed a new mobile app that is now being called the “Catholic version of Pokemon Go.” The app, known as Follow JC Go!, aims to teach the younger generation to embrace their faith.

Just like in Pokemon Go, players of Follow JC Go! use their smartphone cameras to take in their surroundings and catch superimposed digital characters. The only difference is that in this game, players are out in search of not Pikachu, but of Saint Peter!

Also Read: Download these apps for a healthier lifestyle

Follow JC Go! players progress by answering religious quiz questions posed by the saints and other biblical characters they “meet.” For instance, if a player gets to correctly answer a question from Moses, his or her character will join their e-team (or Evangelization Team).

Aside from putting its player’s knowledge to the test, Follow JC Go!, also encourages the importance of practicing one’s faith. It has features that prompt users to stop and pray if they pass a church. Or when a player is in a hospital, he or she will be prompted to say a prayer for the sick.

Follow JC Go! was developed by an international team of  Catholic helpers called Fundación Ramón Pané. Ricardo Grzona, the executive director of the foundation, says the app was well-received by the Santo Papa. “You know, [Pope] Francis is not a very technological person, but he was in awe, he understood the idea, what we were trying to do: combine technology with evangelization,” he said in an interview.

According to reports, about 43 designers, theologians, Bible experts, and Church historians poured their expertise in the development of Follow JC Go!. The app was created in preparation for World Youth Day 2019 that will be held in Panama in January 22 to 27.

 

——–

Text by Aizel Dolom.
Subscribe now to My Pope Philippines for your daily dose of inspirational stories!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Recent

Want a happy, healthy life? Experts suggest eating the rainbow!

Trying to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol, or just need a little pick me up? “Eat the rainbow,” says...

Bea Alonzo, Vhong Navarro prepare 500 meals for stranded UP students

No one will really know how and when will the COVID-19 pandemic will end. For most Filipinos, the spreading won't stop until...

Isang panalangin sa pagharap sa mapaghamong ‘new normal’

Sa ating unti-unting pagharap sa 'new normal' matapos ang ilang buwang community quarantine, panibagong pagsubok na naman ang ating kakaharapin. 

What businesses will be allowed to reopen in GCQ areas?

On May 28, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte that Metro Manila be...
- Advertisment -

FOLLOW US!

- Advertisment -