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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 »

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