CBCP Media to launch app to reach ‘unchurched’ people

September 8, 2021 - 2:54 PM
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Faith Watch app. (Faith watch/Facebook; Interaksyon/Rhovin Luke Maglaqui)

The media arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is launching a mobile application to help the faithful live their faith more actively, especially during this pandemic.

The Faith Watch App inspires Catholics to attend Mass, read the Gospel, engage in church news, and watch videos about Catholic life through a simple mobile companion.

Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, CBCP Media Office director, said the app hopes to aggregate live-streamed Masses nationwide for “online churchgoers” during this pandemic

“But that aside, it wishes to reach out to the ‘unchurched’ populating social media through vlogs and other contents produced and formatted with ‘missio ad gentes’ in mind,” Quitorio said.

Quitorio said the app is also the CBCP Media Office’s “gift to the Church on the 500th Year of Christianity in the Philippines… the ‘missio ad gentes’ in cyberspace”.

The app will be launched online September 8, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will be streamed via the Facebook pages of FaithWatchCBCP News and PressOne.PH.

This project materialized in collaboration with Areopagus Communications, Inc. and Heart of Francis Foundation.

Faith Watch App can be downloaded both on android and IOS devices.