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The vatican unveils a ‘smart rosary to be activated by the sign of the cross

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Catholics can now take full advantage of the smart to the rosary, to pray for the peace of the world.

Vatican officials unveiled the eRosary portable armband on Tuesday. The device, which is actuated by the sign of the cross, and has been linked with the ‘Click to Pray’ in the app. Click to Pray the official prayer of the app of the Pope Francis ‘ Worldwide Prayer Network.

The “Click and Pray eRosary is an interactive, intelligent, app-powered portable device that serves as a resource to learn how to pray the rosary for peace in the world”, he said, the Vatican news service. “If checked, the user will have the option to choose in order to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative Rosary, and the various kinds of themed rosaries that will be updated every year.”

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The eRosary is made up of ten black agate and hematite rosary beads and a “smart check” which stores the device’s information.

The smart, the rosary was revealed by the City officials.
(Vatican News)

“The rosary” is a beautiful spiritual tradition to meditate on the Gospel, with Mary, it was a simple and humble prayer,” said Fr. Frédéric Fornos, the International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network on Tuesday during the launch of the Holy see Press Office. “In a world of indifference in the face of so much injustice, poverty and basic rights will be denied, and to pray for the peace of the world is to be reconciled with ourselves in our day to day relationships with the poor, the stranger, with a variety of cultures and spiritual and religious traditions, as well as on our land, our forests, our rivers, and the oceans.”

The rosary, which was designed by the tech company, GadgeTek, and is priced at $109, according to the Catholic News Agency.

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The Catholic Church is keen to use the technology for the propagation of the faith. The pope’s Twitter account, @Pontifex, was released in February 2012, during the pontificate of pope Benedict XVI, and now has 18.1 million followers. Pope Francis is also on Instagram as of 2016. Be @st francis as the account is built up to 6.3 million followers.

The eRosary connection with the Vatican, ‘Click to Pray’ in the app. (Vatican News)

The Vatican Apostolic Library is also working with the European Space Agency to digitize its treasures, with the help of technology.

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The organizations that have been working on the digitisation of the Library’s original collection, with the Flexible Image Transport System data format. The format, which was created by the radio-astronomy, and will be approved by the ESA, NASA, and academic institutions, is described as being ideal for long-term storage of data.

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