The Francis app: Popemoji

Pope emoji
Pope emoji

Pope Francis is making a historic visit to the U.S. next week.

And now there’s an app for that.

People can now text about his visit with the popemoji app, which is an application with animated GIFs and stickers featuring the pope.

The app, created by Swyft Media, has 14 gifs (animated images) and 52 stickers of Pope Francis, from him in the Popemobile, in a taxi, playing soccer and watering a garden.

Because he’ll be visiting Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, the app includes Pope Francis at historic features in those locations – like him at the Statue of Liberty.

The app is part of a large social media push as part of the pope’s visit to the U.S.

SpokaneFāVS will be traveling to Philadelphia next weekend to cover Pope Francis’ visit there. Follow our coverage here.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. She serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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  1. I won’t lie. I downloaded this.

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