Go forth and Tweet! Pope sees web networks as “portals of truth”

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

From Reuters:

VATICAN CITY | Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08am EST

(Reuters) – Pope Benedict urged Catholics on Thursday to use social networks like Twitter andFacebook to win converts, as he launched his own smartphone app streaming live footage of his speeches.

The websites – often associated with endless postings of idle gossip and baby photos – could be used as “portals of truth and faith” in an increasingly secular age, the pontiff said in his 2013 World Communications Day message

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