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With iPhone, pope starts new era with Pentecostals

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

The video, recorded on an iPhone, lasts less than eight minutes. The message is simple: We’re brothers despite our differences.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Jesus was the world’s first tweeter—Vatican

A man holds a smartphone showing Pope Francis' first tweet in front of a computer screen showing the same tweet on March 17, 2013 in Rome. Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter because his pronouncements were "brief and full of meaning," Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  AFP

Jesus Christ was the world’s first tweeter because his pronouncements were “brief and full of meaning,” Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Social media greet first pope picked in Twitter age

A smartphone showing the first twitter message of Pope Benedict XVI in Italian is held in front of a computer showing the logo of Twitter on December 12, 2012, in Rome. Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis's election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff.  AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS

Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis’s election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff, though some raised questions about his relationship with the former military dictatorship in his native Argentina.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Cardinals tweet goodbyes before conclave lockdown

From left, US Cardinals Justin Francis Rigali, Donald Wuerl, Timothy Dolan, Francis George and Roger Mahony leave the North American College to go to the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Martae, the Vatican hotel where the cardinals stay during the conclave, in Rome, Tuesday March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Social Media | Read More »

Pope Benedict XVI’s last tweet

Pope Benedict XVI. AFP FILE PHOTO

A final tweet from the first pope to have his own Twitter account, (at)Pontifex, sent shortly before his departure from the Vatican: “Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.”

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Pope complains popular users stealing the show on social media

In this Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. The Vatican spokesman on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, said that the 85-year-old Benedict will start tweeting from a personal Twitter account, perhaps before the end of the year.  AP Photo/ANDREW MEDICHINI

Twitter newcomer Pope Benedict XVI complained Thursday that popular social media users and smooth talkers are creating a din and stealing attention from those trying to address key social and faith issues.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pope joins tweeting masses with @Pontifex handle

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Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Fake Vatican tweet announces… pope’s death

A fake twitter message ascribed to a top cardinal Thursday announced the death of the pope, a report immediately denied by the Vatican spokesman.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vatican launches new website with pope’s first tweet

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican formally unveiled its new Internet information portal news.va on Wednesday, a day after Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative with his first Twitter message sent from an iPad. A smiling pope was seen tapping on his iPad with the help of cardinals surrounding him in video footage released by the [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Vatican launches new website with pope’s first tweet

The Vatican formally unveiled its new Internet information portal news.va on Wednesday, a day after Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative with his first Twitter message sent from an iPad.

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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