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    Following the astonishing success of an augmented reality game for smartphones, called Pokemon Go, the Foundation Ramon Pane has created analogue themed with evangelical motives in a bid to attract more youth to the church.

    The gameplay of the recently released "Follow JC Go" augmented reality game was copied from one of the best games of 2016 — Pokemon Go, but instead of catching fantastic creatures players collect a team of Biblical figures and saints. The game has even received the green light from Pope Francis himself. Despite having the Pontiff's blessing, the game hasn't received a warm public reception.

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    Most of the negative reactions on social media have been caused by recent rape and pedophilia scandals that struck the Catholic Church recently. Many Twitter users noted that the Vatican's intention of attracting more youth by using modern technologies doesn't sound good in light of the recent accusations.

    Some even suggested modifying the app's gameplay a bit, again referring to the pedophilia accusations.

    Certain Twitterians sounded the same warnings that could be heard back in 2016, about the danger of kids being stuck in their smartphones. Only this time the warning had a religious twist to them.

    Some social media users mocked the game outright and the purpose it serves.

    Several Twitter users suggested that the idea of making a game about Christian figures is blasphemous itself.

    Still some Twitterians found the game interesting and even entertaining.

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