Below is an excerpt of a report on ICN about the launch of a new Advent calendar  iPhone and iPad App for young people, by aid agency CAFOD.

“In the run-up to Christmas, Catholic aid agency CAFOD has launched its first iPhone and iPad App for young people.

The Advent Calendar App, which is available to download for free, brings the candles and cardboard calendar into the 21st century as well as giving a generation of smartphone users another way to engage with CAFOD’s work. The traditional Jesse Tree – a tree hung with Old Testament symbols that represent the different ways God prepared the world for the birth of Jesus – has been reinvented this Advent. App users can click on a numbered tag hanging from the tree, to reveal the story, reflection, prayer and action for that day.

The app also links users to CAFOD’s online activities on Facebook and Twitter and gives them an opportunity to engage with CAFOD’s ‘Hungry for Change’ campaign.”

Download the Advent Calendar app for free here

From ICN

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