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January 23, 2009

The Pope on Facebook

Pope Benedict XVI said that new technologies—including blogs, Internet video posts, and Facebook accounts, have an "extraordinary potential" to bring people together and that they can help people share the search for goodness, beauty, and truth.

The Pope had some cautions too—including the sharing of degrading images on the computer and the danger of substituting online friendships for face-to-face friendships—but also recognized the enormous potential for the "digital generation "to bring witness of their faith to the digital world."

In another announcement, Pope Benedict announced that the Vatican would produce daily videos available on YouTube in several different languages. And, just to note, anyone can already join with others of the more than 25,000 fans of Pope Benedict on Facebook.

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