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Netizens shocked, saddened by resignation of Pontiff

This April 24, 2005, file photo shows Vatican master of Ceremonies Archbishop Piero Marini, not pictured, adjusting the skullcap of Pope Benedict XVI during his installation Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.  Netizens expressed their shock and sadness as news broke Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, that Pope Benedict XVI would resign by the end of February, topping the list of trending topics almost immediately. AP PHOTO/PIER PAOLO CITO

Netizens took to microblogging site Twitter to express their shock and sadness as news broke Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI would resign by the end of February, topping the list of trending topics almost immediately.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pope now has 1M followers on Twitter

cartoon, december 15, 2012

Now even the supreme leader of the Church has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. In an effort to reach a socially active audience, Pope Benedict XVI opened a personal Twitter account, hitting the one million follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Pope ministers to Twitter flock

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

Pope Benedict XVI is due to send out his first, much-anticipated Twitter message on Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of followers already signed up to receive the tweet.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pope Benedict XVI to take God’s message to Twitter

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

VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict XVI will have an official Twitter account and will send regular tweets for his followers around the world by the end of the year, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said Friday. The Jesuit priest said the pope’s Twitter handle will be announced officially at a later time, although one likely candidate, @BenedictusPPXVI, registered [...]

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

PH cyberworld erupts with joy over Tagle elevation

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

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.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pope goes green with electric car

Pope Benedict XVI is presented with an electric car in Castel Gandolfo, in the outskirts of Rome, Wednesday, September 5. AP

Pope Benedict XVI is now a bit greener. The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car Wednesday, a customized white Renault Kangoo for jaunts around the gardens of the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pope illuminates big Christmas ‘tree’ via Tablet

Pope Benedict XVI has illuminated a huge Christmas tree lighting display in Umbria by tapping on a tablet computer from the comfort of the Vatican.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vatican goes online in struggle against child abuse

Pope Benedict XVI. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Vatican is turning to the Internet in its struggle against child abuse with a new website allowing clergy around the world to share information on eradicating the problem.

Posted: July 2nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Pope may go online to launch Vatican news portal

Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli shows to journalists the new portal, www.news.va, during a press conference at the Vatican on Sunday. The Vatican, whose communications problems are well known, is taking a leap into the world of new media next week with the launch of a news information portal that Pope Benedict XVI himself may put online with a papal click. (AP Photo)

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican, whose communications problems are no secret, is taking a leap into the world of new media with the launch next week of a news information portal that Pope Benedict XVI himself may put online with a papal click. Vatican officials said Saturday that Benedict has been following the development of [...]

Posted: June 26th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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