The Catholic App is now more comprehensive than ever and crammed full of features following updates by Edinburgh tech firm Musemantik.

It now works in German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Polish and includes a news section, which parishes themselves can contribute to.

The Catholic App is an interactive, GPS-powered, Holy Mass and Confession finder app and now includes daily scripture readings and professionally rendered pictures of each parish in the Archdiocese.

Dr Maciej Zurawski, of Musemantik, said: "We are delighted to announce that the Catholic App news component is now live both on iPhone and Android. The app now also has daily bible readings for Scotland.

"It includes parish news channels used to distribute local news, with support for PDF news items, including zooming for improved readability, and support for links."

He added: "The next goal for the Catholic App platform is to add mobile donation collection, where the donations are for specific diocese or parish projects. For dioceses in the UK, the app would also collect Gift Aid data, which increases the Government's charitable contribution."

The company also provides the app for Motherwell Diocese and hope to expand it to other dioceses across the UK.

If your parish wants would like a news channel in the Catholic App, email, with the name of the church (or main church of the cluster), the proposed news channel name and the name of the news author. Musemantik will then contact you with simple instructions on what to do next.

Download the Catholic App here for Apple devices and here for Android.