Bibleworld: New App for iPad Is Launched in Rome


This afternoon at 3:30 in the Vatican Radio offices in Rome, a new app for the iPad was introduced.  Called Bibleword, the app is produced by Edizione San Paolo, a Catholic publisher in Rome which is associated with the Paulist Fathers here in the U.S.I learned about it from Luca Paolini, an Italian blogger who, with me, attended the Vatican Blogfest in May 2011.  Luca thinks that an English-language version is available, but I’m struggling to find it.  (I’m sure that for most of you, the Ita … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Establishes New Commission to Combat Child Abuse

St Peters Basilica

This morning at the Vatican, it was announced that Pope Francis will set up a child protection commission to combat child abuse. Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who is in Rome to attend the Council of Cardinals meeting at the Vatican, told reporters that the commission will survey child protection programs and work with bishops and religious.Among the commission’s responsibilities will be reviewing existing guidelines, priestly formation programs, codes of conduct, and procedures for scr … [Read more...]