Vatican City, Mar 14, 2011 / 09:45 am
With the help of Facebook and YouTube users, the Vatican hopes to create a broad audience for material on the life and teachings of the soon-to-be beatified Pope John Paul II.
The Vatican’s television center and Vatican Radio have teamed up with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications to produce two new webpages on YouTube and Facebook.
The Facebook page offers audio and video content to prepare “friends” and any other passersby for the beatification of the late-Pope on May 1, 2011.
The viewer can see videos from the Vatican's YouTube sites that recount various milestones on Pope John Paul’s path to beatification, including the Jan. 14 announcement of the upcoming ceremony in Rome.