Pope Benedict XVI will share his blessings during the 40-day Lenten
season via Twitter, the head of Vatican's social communications office,
Claudio Maria Celli said Thursday.
In an interview with Vatican's
Radio, Celli said that the best themes from Pope's speeches will be
posted on his Twitter account each day during the 40-day Lent.
who will deliver the tweets in English, Spanish, Italian, French and
German, has already written his first post: "Let us be concerned for
each other, to stir a response in love and good works."
experiment that is aimed to attract the tech-savvy young generation to
papal speeches will also continue after the Lent with the holy Pontiff's
speeches and documents to be tweeted, Celli added.
new communications technologies last month on the World Communications
Day Jan 24, saying that even "concise phrases, often no longer than a
verse from the Bible," could deliver "profound thoughts."
June Vatican launched its official website News.va that puts online
information from the Vatican's Osservatore Romano newspaper, radio and
television media outlets as part of Roman Catholic Church's
The content of the website also includes
articles and video clips on the activities of the Holy See and
commentaries on the global events as seen by the Catholic Church,
written in English and Italian.