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Developer of confession iPhone app welcomes Vatican statement

February 10, 2011

Patrick Leinen, the developer of an iPhone application designed to help people prepare for the confession, welcomed a reminder by Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi that the sacrament requires oral confession to a priest.

“This app is intended to help a person prepare for the sacrament of confession,” said Leinen. “It is not intended to function as a replacement for confession!”


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Feb. 10, 2011 5:34 PM ET USA

    Maybe he can add a pop-up that tells the user to go to confession.