Via the New York Daily News:
Officials in Rome have declared that an app available on Apple's iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch cannot serve as a confessional.
"One cannot speak in any way of confessing via iPhone," Federico Lombardi, the Vatican's spokesman, said in a statement. "This cannot be substituted by any IT application."
It also keeps track of your sins and the time between confessions, information it keeps locked away via password protection.
Guess the Vatican figured it wouldn't aid in job security for their flock of shepherds* . . . .
*Numerous other descriptive words came to mind, but I opted to not use them. Feel free to enumerate a few in Comments . . . .