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Sep 14, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Catholic Twitter has been catfished.
Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.
Mar 19, 2016 - 03:49 am .- The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.”
Feb 26, 2016 - 01:57 pm .- The CEO and co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, was received in a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace today.
Feb 13, 2016 - 02:09 am .- The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city the pontiff will visit.
Nov 17, 2015 - 06:13 pm .- The Catholic Church can learn from Asian trends in social media to help build communications networks and advance evangelization, a Vatican official has said.
Aug 11, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- Marking the first birthday of ChurchPOP, a site for shareable Christian fun and inspiration, founder and editor Brantly Millegan said he hopes to build on the first year of success as he moves forward.
Oct 3, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Internet activism sites like Faithful America, which has targeted Catholic bishops and other institutions in social media campaigns, show the need for Catholics to become media savvy and courageous in speaking out, one observer has said.
Oct 2, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Catholic presence in social media is critical in reaching out to those who are lost or distanced from the Church, said Catholic executive and media expert Scot Landry.  
Sep 12, 2014 - 10:45 am .- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.
Sep 7, 2014 - 06:02 am .- The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic encounters and at preparing for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the nation.
Aug 18, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.
Apr 15, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization, a communications expert with the U.S. bishops has said.
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Not long before he resigned, Pope Benedict XVI had written several times about the need for evangelization of the rapidly growing “digital continent” of social media.
Nov 26, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means of sharing the Gospel.
Oct 29, 2013 - 03:36 pm .- Pope Francis has passed 10 million followers across nine different language accounts on the popular social media network Twitter, where users publish messages of 140 characters or fewer.
Sep 21, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis spoke to Church officials and social communications experts from around the world, encouraging them to focus on leading others to Christ through personal witness of the beauty of faith.
Jul 16, 2013 - 04:04 am .- With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the language finds it remarkable that so many are interacting in the “dead” tongue.
Apr 11, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization.
Mar 26, 2013 - 02:09 am .- A Vatican-sponsored news application for smart phones known as “The Pope App” has risen to the top of the charts in the iTunes store, reflecting a spike in interest in the papacy and newly-elected Pope Francis.

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