Saturday, April 25, 2009
Vatican Channel on You Tube
The newest star on You Tube is none other than His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican Channel opened its digital door today on You Tube, offering Papal speeches and event coverage to the world: http://www.youtube.com/vatican
The channel is part of a Vatican-Google partnership. You can now use a Google search engine on the Vatican's website: http://www.vatican.va. Along with the usual Google search results page, the State of Vatican City Coat of Arms appears in the corner.
In his letter for World Communications Day (http://www.pccs.it/Doc_GMCS_eng.htm), the Pope urged young people to use the new technology to develop true friendship and evangelize, just like the Apostles. "It falls, in particular, to young people, who have an almost spontaneous affinity for the new means of communication, to take on the responsibility for the evangelization of this "digital continent". Be sure to announce the Gospel to your contemporaries with enthusiasm. You know their fears and their hopes, their aspirations and their disappointments: the greatest gift you can give to them is to share with them the "Good News" of a God who became man, who suffered, died and rose again to save all people," he wrote.
Contact Steve Pehanich, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Source: Catholic Legislative Network “Public Policy Insights” from the Diocese of Oakland and the California Catholic Conference.