WASHINGTON — U.S. Catholic Church leaders have launched the USA Catholic Church mobile app offering exclusive coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. Sept. 22-27.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has introduced its first mobile app, USA Catholic Church. This is a screen grab from the app. (CNS)

“This is the most comprehensive virtual connection to the Catholic faith available,” said Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, chairman-elect of the Committee on Communications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which created the app.

The USA Catholic Church app, available for use in the U.S., is free to download at Google Play and Apple iTunes in English and Spanish. It also can be downloaded for free via the site www.USACatholic.church using a smartphone or tablet device.

The announcement said the app is “designed to draw millions of Catholics closer to their faith by providing access to church information on all screens and devices.”

Content is available in English and Spanish and lets users:

– Follow Pope Francis with the latest news and communications, including videos and photos.

– Access unique mobile features to view daily readings, make mobile donations, receive news alerts, get Vatican and Catholic News Service updates, including videos and photos.