.- The Catholic bishops of Canada have unveiled a new and improved version of their website. It now includes a Bishopâs Blog and article sharing over Facebook.
Bishop Pierre Morissette, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced the revamped site. It presents all the previous information on the bishopsâ site but now has âa sleek, dynamic new look, [a] functional and user-friendly interface.â
At the blog bishops will give a first-person account of how they fulfill their role today, a press release from the CCCB reports.
The siteâs tagline is âTeach, Govern, Sanctify,â which are the duties of the bishop.
The CCCB connected the launch of the new site to Pope Benedict XVIâs message for the 44th World Communications Day, in which he invited priests to make âastute useâ of the possibilities of modern communication.
ââ¦the increased availability of the new technologies demands greater responsibility on the part of those called to proclaim the Word, but it also requires them to become more focused, efficient and compelling in their efforts,â the Popeâs message continued.
Bishop Morissette invited Catholics and others to participate in the âvirtual communityâ of cyberspace
The CCCB was the first Catholic bishopsâ conference to launch a website, doing so over 14 years ago.
Its website is at http://www.cccb.ca