Vatican to launch Internet news portal next week

Jun 25, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI salutes the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

(AP) -- The Vatican 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.

Vatican officials said Saturday that Benedict has been following the development of the portal - http://www.news.va - which will for the first time aggregate information from the Vatican's various print, radio and television media in a one-stop-shop for Holy See news.

The portal is being launched Wednesday, the 60th anniversary of Benedict's ordination as a priest. Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli, who heads the office that developed the portal, said Benedict may put the site online himself with a click from the Apostolic Palace.

Explore further: Pluto.TV offers curated online videos as alternative to YouTube, TV

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Friend the pope? John Paul II gets Facebook page

Mar 12, 2011

(AP) -- The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social media transformation next week - a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, officials said.

Pope to Catholics online: It's not just about hits

Jan 24, 2011

(AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic bloggers and Facebook and YouTube users Monday to be respectful of others when spreading the Gospel online and not to see their ultimate goal as getting as many online hits as possible.

Facebook, Wikipedia execs brief Vatican on Web

Nov 12, 2009

(AP) -- Executives from Facebook, Wikipedia and Google are attending a Vatican meeting to brief officials and Catholic bishops about the Internet and digital youth culture.

Recommended for you

Britain's UKIP issues online rules after gaffes

23 hours ago

UK Independence Party (UKIP), the British anti-European Union party, has ordered a crackdown on the use of social media by supporters and members following a series of controversies.

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

Dec 21, 2014

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

mvg
2 / 5 (1) Jun 26, 2011
Do you suppose they will use it to expose perverted clergy, acts against children, etc---NOT LIKELY!

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.