While recognizing social media as a great communication tool for the Catholic Church, members of the clergy need not establish a digital presence if they don’t feel comfortable about it, according to one of the managers of Pope Francis’ Twitter account.
Filipinos abroad may still have a meaningful memorial for their departed loved ones back home by just going online.
Pope Francis issued his first tweet on Sunday shortly after performing his first Angelus prayer, with a consistent message: “Pray for me.”
Cardinals entering the Vatican on Tuesday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope took to Twitter to say goodbye to their online flock before they are cut off from the outside world.
Don’t just turn off the lights. An official of the Catholic Church on Friday urged the public to also turn off their laptop computers, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets when the world marks Earth Hour on March 23.
News that popular tour guide Carlos Celdran had been convicted by a court of offending religious feelings drew mixed reactions on the microblogging site Twitter.
Church leaders are looking at cyberspace as the main arena to keep the faithful.
Filipino netizens took to various social networking sites on Wednesday to express happiness over the news that Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle had been named as one of the Church’s new cardinals.
Local telecom firms have complied with a government order to disrupt cell phone signals in certain parts of the city of Manila during the procession of the Black Nazarene Monday for security reasons.
Even if devotees carried with them their cell phones during Monday’s procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila, they will not be able to make or receive calls.
Critics of the Catholic Church had a field day on Monday after one of the links on a religious website redirected readers to a pornographic site for transvestites.
A communications officer of the Catholic Church on Monday apologized after an advisory on the installation of new Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle that was posted online contained a link to a pornographic site featuring transvestites.