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    From the spiritual to the virtual, a new Catholic App has been devised by an Archdiocese in Scotland for anyone searching for a confessional box.

    Move over Tinder — it's all about a new app, developed to help wash away your sins, coined by the media as 'Sindr.' In an attempt to reach out to a younger — and perhaps more tech-savvy audience aged 18 to 35 — Scottish technology company Musemantik, have created the world's first GPS-powered Sacrament-finding app, which is already "long overdue."

    "We know that 18 to 35 year old's are the ones who use tablets and smartphones and they are the ones the Church has difficulties communicating with," Dr. Maciej Zurawski, CEO and founder of Musemantik told Sputnik.

    "This app is long overdue," he added. 

    Users of the app will be able to search out the nearest site for Confession or Holy Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

    The developers hope the app will take smartphone technology a step closer towards the Catholic Church.

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    "It should create some digital interest in the Catholic Church and send people to a physical space where there is a church. It's going to be immense — but it should have been done at least five years ago," Dr. Zurawski told Sputnik.

    The Catholic app has been developed jointly with the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

    As for the cost of the project, Dr. Zurawski defends the expense suggesting that it is "money spent wisely" and could help the Church be more "financially sustainable," leaving it with more time to "do more charitable work."

    Dr. Zurawski also suggests the app won't "patronize or preach" but "simply inspire" people to search out a Church.

    Set to go live in 2017, the developers — and the Catholic Church — are hoping it will spread across other dioceses around the world, in the hope 'Sindr' can become as popular as Tindr. 


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