The Vatican obviously wants to reach out to young people at all costs. Namely, they released the game Follow JC Go, which is basically a copy of the popular game Pokémon Go, which became a new religion in 2016.
In the Vatican version of Pokémon Go Follow JC Go you won't be chasing Pikachu and Squirtle, but you will collected saints and other biblical figures, namely so that you will answered philosophical questions about them. One of the hypothetical questions found on the official website of the application is also: Who said "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Hint: That's what Jesus said.)
When a player 'captures' all the figures using geolocation, his spiritual community becomes an 'evangelism group' that follow Jesus. Players must take care of their pieces by making them they feed them, give them drink and provide for them spiritually - that means that they collect special items, pray for the sick in hospitals and they go to church every time they pass by her.
Follow JC Go game was developed by Fundación Ramón Pané for World Youth Day. The development is expected to cost 500,000 US dollars and take 2 years. The game is available for iOS and Android, but unfortunately it only works in Italy and Spain for now.
He is also said to be enthusiastic about the game Pope Francis. Although he hasn't watched TV since 1999, the tech-savvy pope with active Twitter accounts, where he criticizes fake news.
The Catholic Church undoubtedly needs all the help it can get when it comes to recruiting a younger population. Almost 20 percent of people who leave the Catholic Church are under the age of 25t, and various abuse scandals discourage young people from joining or returning to the church.
It is somewhat surprising that the Church decided to copy Pokémon Go to reach young people, as the original game caused quite a few problems for those who wandered into God's temple. Russian YouTuber Ruslav Sokolovsky was because of it sentenced to a three-year suspended sentence, for filming himself while playing Pokémon Go in a historic chapel.