29, January, 2009 7 Comments
We have seen how governments and corporations are using new media such as Youtube to reach out to the masses and spread their messages.
Now, the Pope and the Vatican has also gone the way of new media and have launched their very own Vatican Youtube channel, in order to woo the Youtube generation.
According to the Vatican spokesperson, the channel “aims to help establish relationships with Catholics from around the world” by broadcasting short video news clips on the Pope’s activities and events at the Vatican”.
Now, people from all over the world who cannot make the trip to the Vatican can view images of the Vatican as well as the many speeches made by the Pope.
The Vatican Youtube Channel also connects you to the other sites such as Vatican radio that would link you to more Vatican news.
Interestingly, some of the videos talk about new media as a new way of communications to speak of God and a way to go beyond borders to reach the masses.
With this, let’s hope that the message of hope, love and peace will find a greater audience in the world.