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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

Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

May 17, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

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

May 16, 2012

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