Face-to-Facebook Confession: The Pope’s on it

 

pope2you.net is the new Web hub for all things pope

pope2you.net is the new Web hub for all things pope

Holy heck! The Pope is rocking the social media world. His holiness has a site, pope2you.net, is on YouTube, Facebook and the iPhone. One can only guess that Twittering is not so far away. Maybe doing a 140 character Mass? Condensing the “Our Father” into 140 characters. I would love to see it done.

Here’s the bad news: He’s not a Facebook member, per se (sorry, you can’t poke the pope quite yet). They’ve actually created a Facebook application called “The pope meets you on Facebook,” which allows people to see the Pope’s speeches and messages, same deal for iPhones / iPods.

Growing up Catholic, I think it’s so cool to see this happening. A church traditionally known for being, well, traditional, is changing the game to interact with young christians. 

A quote from a Reuters article reads: “We recognize that a church that does not communicate ceases to be a church,” said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Vatican’s Social Communications department.

Did anyone else gasp “the Catholic church has a social media department?!” These are the times, eh? The whole initiative was launched around the Vatican’s World Communications Day this Sunday. Well done, Vatican.

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One Response

  1. really wonder how this would’ve affected me growing up had i seen the pope on social networks! the times…

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