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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., has been elected Pope Francis.

Rediscover beauty in communication, Pope tells experts

Pope Francis spoke to Church officials and social communications experts from around the world, encouraging them to focus on leading... Read more

Philosopher lauds Pope's thriving Latin Twitter account

With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Vatican official urges use of technology to proclaim Gospel

The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of... Read more

Pope app tops iTunes charts

A Vatican-sponsored news application for smart phones known as “The Pope App” has risen to the top of the charts... Read more

Brandon Vogt. (File Photo/CNA.)

Author cheers Pope's 'flurry' of social media outreach

A Catholic author and blogger says Pope Benedict's use of social networking has given the Church an example of how... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli.

Pope focuses on best way to use social media

Pope Benedict XVI has asked people to use social networking sites "responsibly" and "with respect," given the growing number of... Read more


New journalism program launched amid Pope's Twitter success

A pontifical university in Rome is launching a new digital journalism program on Feb. 14 as widespread response to Pope... Read more


Pope emphasizes education of youth in response to social fractures

As young people become more concerned with quick professional success and rely on social networks as a replacement for community,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI sends his first tweet from a mobile tablet.

In first tweet, Pope blesses his million-plus followers

Pope Benedict XVI made his debut on Twitter today, sending out a greeting and a blessing as his first tweet... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI lights one of the largest electronic Christmas trees in Gubbio using a tablet device December 7, 2011.

Pope expected to have 1 million Twitter followers by launch

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is expecting one million total followers in eight languages when Pope Benedict issues his... Read more


Vatican office to launch Pope smartphone app

The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, announced that his office is designing a... Read more

Greg Burke speaks to the media about the Pope's new Twitter account at a Dec. 3, 2012 press conference.

Pope Benedict will make Twitter debut with @pontifex

The Pope's Twitter account will be @pontifex and will start on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,... Read more


Teens equate virtual world with reality, study finds

A study carried out in Spain on the digital breach between adults and young people revealed that teens see the... Read more


Jesus expressed the faith in small 'tweets,' cardinal says

A Vatican official urged Catholics to share the Gospel in a concise and eloquent way like Jesus, “who used only... Read more

CARA's Bishops and Bloggers panel. (L-R) Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis, Rocco Palmo, Mary DeTurris Poust and Terry Mattingly.

Bloggers see opportunity in social media for Catholic Church

The rapidly developing world of social media provides new and critically important venues for Church leaders to reach out and... Read more


Plans emerge for Pope's personal Twitter account

Just after holding the synod on the New Evangelization, Vatican officials say that Pope Benedict XVI will start his own... Read more


Pope to examine social networks as portals of faith

Pope Benedict XVI will release a message in January 2013 that will examine the promise of social networks like Facebook... Read more

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City.

Bishops consider revamping their communications model

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City encouraged his fellow bishops to make use of new communications methods in... Read more

Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York debuted on Twitter last week, adapting his engaging, humorous style to the popular microblogging... Read more

A scene from “The Journey of Jesus: The Calling.”

First video game about Jesus launches on Facebook

On the heels of its widely-popular “The Journey of Moses” Facebook game, Lightside Games is venturing into historic territory by... Read more