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Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations

Faithful pray in front of the tomb of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica at theVatican, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Hundred thousands of pilgrims and faithful are expected to reach Rome to attend the scheduled April 27 ceremony at the Vatican in which Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. AP

It has been set. On April 27, the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII would commence and in the advent of an historic event, the Vatican has announced the official hashtag.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pope as superman: Vatican tweets graffiti of hero pontiff

A tourist poses for a souvenir picture in front of a graffiti by Italian artist Mauro Pallotta depicting Pope Francis as Superman and holding a bag with a writing which reads: "Values" is seen on a wall of the Borgo Pio district near St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Vatican communications office approved of the image, tweeting a photo Tuesday. AP

Pope Francis as superman, flying through the air with his white cape billowing out behind him: the image graffitied by an anonymous artist onto a wall in Rome was tweeted by the Vatican on Tuesday.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis: Internet is a ‘gift from God’ for dialogue

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

Pope Francis says the Internet is a “gift from God” that facilitates communication, but warns that the obsessive desire to stay connected can actually isolate people from their friends and family.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pope’s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Jesus was the world’s first tweeter—Vatican

AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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