Strange but true

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THE Catholic Church is an in­sti­tu­tion that has had to mod­u­late its op­er­a­tions to keep up with an ever-chang­ing world. They have re­laxed cer­tain poli­cies and philoso­phies through­out the ages, but a time came when they had no choice but to re­tain and gain fol­low­ers through tech­nol­ogy. Yep, the Vat­i­can com­mis­sioned an aug­mented re­al­ity (AR) game much like Poké­mon GO. What they want you to do is to go on a spir­i­tual jour­ney by way of their own mo­bile

AR game, Fol­low JC Go – the name might not be all that catchy, but it may just yet prove a more en­ter­tain­ing way to at­tend cat­e­chism. It was com­mis­sioned by the Vat­i­can for R 7-mil­lion and it was en­dorsed by Pope Fran­cis him­self. In the game play­ers are tasked with col­lect­ing var­i­ous re­li­gious ob­jects and to as­sem­ble a team of saints that ul­ti­mately fol­lows Je­sus. Play­ers also need to at­tain a high ‘prayer count’ and they need to keep their avatars healthy and hy­drated. The app also en­cour­ages you to visit ev­ery church you come across.

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