The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide Catholics through confession and tries to entice lapsed followers back into the fold.
The app - called Confession - went on sale last week through iTunes for £1.19 ($1.99).
Described as "the perfect aid for every penitent", it offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament.
Now senior church officials in America have given it their seal of approval, in what is thought to be a first.
The company behind the program describes as a "personalized examination of conscience for each user".
"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology," said Patrick Leinen of the three-man company Little iApps, based in South Bend, Indiana.
"Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI's message from last years' World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly 'new media at the service of the word."
Pope Benedict XVI's World Communications Address on January 24 emphasised the importance of a Christian presence in the digital world.
They say the app is not designed to replace going to confession but to help Catholics through the act, which generally involves admitting sins to a priest in a confessional booth.
Catholics must still must go to a priest for absolution.
Yawn, so much work being a believer...now back to Angry Birds...