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iPhone App Puts WYD Madrid 2011 in Your Pocket

Last edited 31st July 2011

The Vatican has launched a new application. It's called “iGPII” and allows you to follow World Youth Day from your iPhone or iPad. It will be available starting 1 August 2011 in five languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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New "iGPII" Application For World Youth Day

Last edited 29th July 2011

Today, a Holy See Press Office press conference will be held to present the new "iGPII" application for World Youth Day! The application works on iPhones, iPods, iPads and devices which run the iOS operating system. The new application, an initiative of the John Paul II Youth Foundation, is available in five languages and will provide pilgrims with documents relating to the history of WYD, an events programme and timetable, GPS positioning, and information on accommodation, food and drink, etc.

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WYD 2011 LIVE on Xt3 - No Matter Where You Are!

Last edited 20th August 2011 is the hub for everything World Youth Day 2011 - featuring live webcasts and video blogs from Madrid this August!


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Say What You Mean, Mean What Say, But Don’t Say it Mean: The Tone of Online Comments

Last edited 26th July 2011

Exchanging comments with someone online is very different to having a face to face conversation. When you are looking at someone you can see the impact of your comments, and you are more sensitve to the hurt you may cause. However, when you are online, it is easy to say hurtful things without realising the impact it may have on the reader.


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Pro-life Video Contest on Euthanasia

Last edited 24th July 2011

In this video, Rome Reports looks at the prolife film competition, organised by the Life, Marriage and Family Centre of the Archdiocese of Sydney, and hosted on Xt3!


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Vatican Website Goes Mobile

Last edited 21st July 2011

The Vatican has launched a mobile version of it's main web page. By visiting, all the Holy See's online services is now available on your hand held mobile device. From there you can read the pope's speeches, view photos, and watch videos in 6 different languages.

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Breaking Religious Ground by Using the Web

Last edited 17th July 2011

The internet is used for pretty much everything nowadays. Now these nuns are getting ready to use the web for something they're not all accustomed to. For years now, Sister de Witt has used the internet to connect with a younger crowd. The idea came, when she realized that less and less youths were going to Church. She decided to go online to chat with them, so they could re-connect with religion.

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Vatican Paper's Editor Calls for Ethics in Media After 'News of the World' Scandal

Last edited 12th July 2011

The head of the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano says the recent phone hacking scandal involving a British tabloid shows the need for better ethics in the field of journalism. “What happened has been very unfortunate and News of the World was just the tip of the iceberg,” editor-in-chief Gian Maria Vian told CNA July 11.


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Rush Limbaugh: They Wouldn’t Care if Casey Anthony Had an Abortion

Last edited 6th July 2011

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk show host, focused in on what many pro-life Americans have been thinking in the wake of the decision by a jury to find Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter.

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Pope Celebrates Anniversary of L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican Newspaper

Last edited 5th July 2011

The Vatican's official newspaper is celebrating a milestone anniversary. L'Osservatore Romano turns 150 this month, and of course, Pope Benedict XVI made a visit to the publication's headquarters to congratulate the staff.

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