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Mobile mass: Prayers sent by text in US

12 January 2013 Last updated at 13:06 GMT

A group of Franciscan friars in the United States want to make it more convenient for people to worship, so have invited them to send in prayers by text message.

Since launching the scheme earlier in the week, the friars have received more than 1,000 messages per day, as Beth McLeod reports.