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  • Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

    Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Monsignor Dario Viganò, the head of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, says Pope Francis takes great care of his social profiles, “to such an extent that he closely and carefully checks all the tweets, which are then published.” The pope knows, he said, that the web is “a network not of wires but of people.”

  • Make way for the Gospel: Vatican ensures media give the message

    Make way for the Gospel: Vatican ensures media give the message

    • Mar 25, 2017

    The Vatican is keeping close watch of its social media accounts, to analyse what people are reading, and what they are interested in. Although it is counting “likes,” those statistics are not the key factor in determining success.

  • Digital devotion: Christians get social media, other online tools to observe Lent

    Digital devotion: Christians get social media, other online tools to observe Lent

    • Feb 26, 2017

    Catholics and Protestants alike are using social media, email and websites to encourage people to pray and reflect in preparation for Easter, when Christians believe Jesus was resurrected. Jen Sawyer, digital content manager at Busted Halo, a New York-based media ministry run by the Catholic Paulist Fathers, believes that whether Christians use any or all of these tools at their disposal, the goal of Lent remains the same.

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