Papal tweet

Pope Benedict XVI launched news.va using the twitter account @news_va_en

In the tweet, the Pope wrote:

“Dear Friends, I just launched http://news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI.”

With a simple tap and that tweet, Pope Benedict XVI launched the beginning of a new adventure for the Vatican’s media services.

The portal includes feeds from

  • Vatican Radio
  • the newspaper, l’Osservatore Romano,
  • the Pontifical Council for Social Communications,
  • VIS, the Vatican’s Information Service
  • Misna missionary news agency.

Available initially in English and Italian, the new site uses some of the latest digital technology to offer audio and video streaming, plus high quality images and a twitter feed providing instant news headlines to smart phones and other mobile devices.