Scooterino Amen launches in Rome

App to facilitate transport between pilgrims and clergy during Rome's Jubilee Year.

The people behind Scooterino, Rome's community-based platform allowing users to share scooter rides, have announced a new app that will provide pilgrims with access to confesssions and blessings from Catholic priests.

The not-for-profit app, which Scooterino hopes to activate later this year, will allow users to request a meeting with a Scooterino Amen-registered priest who, once available, will be collected by a Scooterino driver and taken to the pilgrim's location.

Organisers say the app will allow both local and foreign Catholics the chance to speak to a priest during the Vatican's Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy, by helping the faithful navigate the city's often difficult transport system.

Scooterino is Rome's first scooter ride-sharing mobile app that allows passengers and scooter drivers to share rides on motorini. Since its launch in Rome last September, Scooterino has had more than 7,000 downloads, activated more than 150 Scooter drivers and given more than 5000 rides.

Registrations are now open for Scooterino Amen, for full details see website.