Catholic Church In The Digital Generation

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The Holy Father launched a video sharing over the prominent video site, YouTUBE. Church officials consider the initiative as a missionary tool of the church to reach out her devout Catholics through the internet.

Truly information highway reaches the whole world in a quick access. Vatican-Youtube is a digital generation of the church.

This channel offers news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events. It is updated daily. Video images are produced by Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV), texts by Vatican Radio (RV) and CTV.This video-news presents the Catholic Church’s position regarding the principal issues of the world today.– vatican

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI expressed hope Sunday that the launch of a Vatican channel on YouTube would be a source of spiritual enrichment, as interest in the channel appeared to be picking up.

“It is my hope that this initiative will enrich a wide range of people — including those who have yet to find a response to their spiritual yearning — through the knowledge of Jesus Christ whose message of good news the Church bears to the ends of the earth,” the Pope said at Angelus prayers.

Launched Friday, the Vatican’s channel on the global video-sharing website had registered 236,870 viewers and 7,130 subscribers as of Sunday afternoon — a major increase from just two days ago.

The Holy See hopes the channel, to be updated regularly with daily offerings on the pontiff’s main activities and other Vatican events, will attract widespread interest from both Catholics and non-Catholics. By AFP/01-26-2009

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