The Pope is on Youtube!

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.


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7 Responses to The Pope is on Youtube!

  1. Jensen says:

    Here’s just some trivia. Vatican city is the smallest country in the world! I learnt this fact in the year 1999! It was from some encyclopedia promoter outside where i had arithmetic classes…

    Back on track, I feel that new media reaches out to the masses and is able to convey messages efficiently and quickly. I am glad that the pope has identified new media as a channel to spread the message of love and peace. I feverently hope that he will succeed.

  2. blogscapes says:

    Hi Jensen,

    Thanks for your comment and for the trivia!

    Yes, it looks like many institutions are using new media to reach out to the masses. Let’s hope this will be an added channel of peace!

  3. Smith says:

    Times are changing and coherently, technological advancements has caught up with religious purpose as well.

    Although I’m not a religious person, but personally I think this is the way to go. If corporations and politic engages the New Media, why not religions? No harm in any case.

    A great idea there to jump on the Youtube bandwagon to spread the message and raise the awareness across to the younger generation.

  4. blogscapes says:

    Hi Smith,

    I agree. It’s good that religious organisations are making the effort to keep relevant to the times and to reach out to the younger crowd. The means of delivering the message could be different, but of course the core message should still remain the same. Thanks for your comment!

  5. Jensen says:

    Yes I absolutely agree that this is one of the best method to spread peace. With New Media, we can SEE how much effort people are putting in to promote peace, not just HEAR it.

    Running through youtube, one would be able to find quite an amount of peace videos on it. New media has progressed to a stage where it can be used to widely and greatly influence public for a very good cause.

    P.S. Mdm, please visit my blog on 25th February as that day marks the end of my exams and i’ll post an update.

  6. blogscapes says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jensen. Glad to know that you are updating your blog!

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