Pope launches Vatican on YouTube

Pope Benedict XVI has launched his own dedicated channel on the popular video sharing website, YouTube.Video and audio footage of his speeches as well as news of the Holy See will be posted on the site, the Vatican says.Although the Vatican has its own website, the YouTube venture represents its biggest reach into cyberspace, says the BBC’s Duncan Kennedy in Rome.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7846446.stmPope becomes one of world’s oldest YouTube stars
Pope Benedict on Friday became one of the oldest people to have his own YouTube channel, and he cautioned the young to use new media wisely and to avoid on-line obsession that can isolate them from real-life.The Vatican channel, www.youtube.com/vaticanit, will broadcast short video news clips on the 81-year-old pope’s activities and Vatican and Church events, with audio and text initially in English, Spanish, German and Italian.

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