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Monday, May 25, 2009

Vatican 2.0

The church sees as a new way to spread the Church's message as they launch Pope2You Website last Thursday. It is ran by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications and allows Facebook users to send virtual postcards with a photo and message from Pope Benedict XVI. The Web site also includes Iphone applications which allow surfers to view video and audio news on the Pope's speeches, travels and Catholic Church events worldwide. The Pope also has a Youtube channel that can be accessed through the website.

The Internet is wide and sometimes a crazy world but even though it has negative effects, it can also be used to create and forge new friendships across the globe and keep in touch with families and friends. The Pope says the Internet offers a new way to reach out to all communities specially the youth. He warned however that social networking should not be made as a replacement to real life interaction.