Serbian Orthodox Church launches prayer app

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Serbia's staunchly traditional Orthodox Church Tuesday announced the launch of a free mobile app allowing the faithful to access prayer books on their phones.

IPhone and Android phone users will be able to download them from the website The programme was developed with Russian programmers and Russian religious website, it added.

The prayer books will be available in so-called Old Church Slavic, Milos Antonijevic, who works at the Serbian Orthodox Church's centre for new technologies, told the Politika newspaper.

"The church at the moment does not have a Serbian language prayer app ... We have the possibility of making an app that gives the prayers in Serbian but the church will have to decide on that," he said.

A large majority of Serbia's 7.1 million population are Orthodox Christians and the church is very influential.

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