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.

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