Vatican channel on YouTube receives 750,000 visits first week

.- The Italian news agency SIR reported this week that since its debut on January 23, the Vatican’s YouTube channel has received more than 750,000 visits.

According to the Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, who was answering questions from reporters about the YouTube channel, said, “During the first six days since the opening of the new channel, the page views in the four languages (English, Italian, German and Spanish) have reached more than 750,000.”

“The Google analysts we have consulted,” he continued, “think our channel is absolutely aligned with the levels of visits of other (sites) that were launched even much earlier.”

In comments to the SIR news agency, Archbishop Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, explained that “the relationship between the theme of the World Day of Social Communications (New Technologies, New Relations. Promoting a culture of respect and friendly dialogue) and the Pope’s exhortation about YouTube has been—and is—one of the most significant elements at the basis of the efforts of our dicastery.”

“We have again underscored that not only is it important to embrace and sustain theoretically the development of the new technologies, but also to offer a concrete sign of such a reality,” he added.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 16, 2014

Wednesday of Holy Week

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 26:14-25


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Is 50:4-9a
Gospel:: Mt 26:14-25

Homily of the Day

Mt 26:14-25


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: