PopeAlarm.com alerts users the moment Pope is elected

Mar 09, 2013, 09:00 ET from FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Free messaging service offers text or email notification to alert subscribers as soon as white smoke comes from the Sistine Chapel chimney.

DENVER, March 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Available today, PopeAlarm.com offers a free notification service to subscribers who want to know as soon as a new Pope is elected. The service, sponsored by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, offers users the option to receive a text or e-mail when white smoke is seen and when the new Pope is announced.

"The election of the Pope is one of the most exciting events in the history of the Church. We want everyone to be able to experience the event live," said Kevin Cotter, Director of Web for FOCUS. "It is possible that someone would be sleeping or engaged in another activity and not know of the election. Unlike past elections, we currently have the technology to alert you about the Pope's election and our service can alert you right away, wherever you are."

PopeAlarm.com will also provide live updates about the conclave via the Twitter account, @popealarm. FOCUS staff will be monitoring news from the Vatican 24 hours a day to ensure subscribers receive an alert as soon as white smoke indicates the election of the Pope.

About FOCUS:
FOCUS is a national outreach that invites college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. www.focus.org.

Kevin Cotter

SOURCE FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students