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2017-04-08

The pope has asked priests to go out in search of the people. Fr. Latorre has taken these words seriously and has gone to look for them through mobile phones.

He is one of the 200 priests who are available to those who need to confess through this app called "Confesor Go."

This priest is the brain behind this App that informs users where the nearest priest is at any time.

FR. RICARDO LATORRE
App "Confesor Go"
"This application allows users to view schedules, beyond those that are usually offered in the parishes, that many times are not compatible with the schedules of the people. In the app they propose more times for confession and also in more accessible places, like in the areas where the people are."

The application has been downloaded more than 30 thousand times and receives thousands of queries every day. That is why Fr. Ricardo is looking for priests who join the initiative to hear the confessions of these people. They can do this by informing the public about their confession schedule, or by activating the app function so they can be reached when they are available.

FR. RICARDO LATORRE
App "Confesor Go"
"This brings the Church very close to the people. People live on another continent, in the virtual world, at least the vast majority of people. So, it's good. I think the priests should understand that if we want to approach people, we have to let the 'prodigal son' approach us through the virtual world, which is where, for many, it is easier to approach the Church today."

Fr. Latorre says his app has helped him realize the importance of confession to the people.

It is a tool with a very simple design, and a platform that could simply be exported to other countries. It's not as colorful as hunting Pokemons down the street, but the prize you get is so much more rewarding.

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