The Holy See Press Office announced yesterday that mobile phone users in the UK can now subscribe to the Pope's Thought of the Day, a daily SMS containing thoughts, prayers and guidance directly from the Holy See Press Office, on their mobile phones. The Thought of the Day is derived from the Pope's homilies, messages and speeches and delivered through the cooperation between Acotel, a mobile phone application provider, and the Holy See Press Office in Rome, Vatican City. It is designed for broad appeal to a wide audience. The service was made available in Italy and Ireland earlier this year. It is now available in the UK through Vodafone, 02, Orange and T-Mobile. Mobile users can subscribe to the service by sending an SMS containing the words 'POPE ON' to the number 61131. Beginning the following day, the Pope's Thought of the Day will be delivered to the subscriber's mobile handset at noon local time each day, seven days a week. "Since the service was made available in Ireland, we have received several enquiries and seen a high level of interest from the UK about if or when the Papal Thought for the day would be available," said Ciaran Carey, Acotel Group Northern Europe General Manager. "I am delighted now to be in a position to answer that question and say that it is available from today."
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