Kenyans are just hours away from hosting the most powerful religious leader on earth, Pope Francis.The leader of over 1 billion Catholic followers is expected to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at exactly 1700 hours East African Time where he will be received by the head of State.
As part of the preparation, Airtel a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers and operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has unveiled a Catholic Portal that will enable Catholics to access religious information at all times through their phone on the Airtel Kenya network.
This comes as Kenyans get ready to welcome Pope Francis who is on a 3-day visit to Kenya.
One can access the Catholic portal by dialing IVR Code 0900730775 FREE of charge. Once subscribed, they will have access to unlimited usage of the service and will be able to listen to any content or dial-in several times in a day as long as the subscription is valid.
When using the service, the system will prompt one to select an option for a specific service.
The portal will provide Catholic services such as Holy Rosary, Mass Reading, Vatican radio, Hymns, Prayers, Bible reading and Bible stories for kids. The subscriptions options are available at sh5 for Daily subscription, sh 25 for Weekly subscription or sh 70 for Monthly subscription.
According Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi they are offering a Catholic service portal that will enable their customers to easily access relevant catholic services that will help them keep in touch with their faith.
Airtel partnered with the Catholic Church as a platinum sponsor for His Holiness Pope Francis historic visit to Kenya. The company donated sh10 million to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) to support the ongoing preparations by the Catholic Church to welcome Pope Francis.