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Msgr. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, speaks at the Catholic Social Media Summit in the Philippines.

Catholic social media summit stresses evangelization

Nov 26, 2013

A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means... Read more

Pope reaches 10 million followers on Twitter

Oct 29, 2013

Pope Francis has passed 10 million followers across nine different language accounts on the popular social media network Twitter, where... Read more

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

Rediscover beauty in communication, Pope tells experts

Sep 21, 2013

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

Jul 16, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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

Apr 11, 2013

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

Mar 26, 2013

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

Jan 30, 2013

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

Jan 24, 2013

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

Jan 18, 2013

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

Dec 13, 2012

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

Dec 12, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

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

Dec 6, 2012

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

Dec 5, 2012

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

Dec 3, 2012

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

Nov 27, 2012

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

Nov 14, 2012

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

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 9, 2012

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

Oct 2, 2012

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

Jun 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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