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Pope Francis computer game launched by Catholic newspaper

25 September, 2015 01:00

A COMPUTER game showing Pope Francis leaping over obstacles and aiming holy water at devils has been released to coincide with his US trip.

The game, launched by the Irish Catholic newspaper, aims to help children engage with the pontiff's message of respect for the environment.

The Pope is seen driving his popemobile past American monuments including Mount Rushmore and the Whitehouse.

During the trip he jumps over dangerous obstacles with the help of cherubs, takes on environmental disasters, protects wild animals and shoots holy water at devils.

The game was developed by Nebula Ltd, a gaming company based in Ireland, and Grace Communications, which runs The Irish Catholic.

The developers warned that it is "frustratingly difficult to complete".

'Popemobile: The Pontiff no return' can be downloaded from the Google app store.

Speaking to the US Congress yesterday, Pope Francis reiterated the need for action to combat global warming.

"I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States - and this Congress - have an important role to play," he said.

25 September, 2015 01:00 News

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