The Vatican met with a group of Catholic bloggers of all ages, that come very every corner of the world. The Pontifical council in charge of communications accepted requests to attend and chose 150 bloggers based on their nationality, language, and the basis of their blog.
This story, and particularly this man, is of great importance to hundreds of thousands of people. If you look at those photographs from his canonization, you know, looking at 400,00 or 500,000 people who were able to make it to Rome, not to mention how many millions who couldn’t physically be there: that was an overwhelming feeling. I felt, this is not an opportunity for me to invent a character. I have to try and find some truth, and I have a responsibility to try and do this story and this man justice. That was the main difference that I noticed early in preparation.
150 bloggers from around the world have begun a two-day meeting at the Vatican. They were received by the Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
When John Paul II was dying, the media loved him; nothing has emerged that much changed the original assessment, though you wouldn’t know that from the current news coverage.
Hundreds of people have been giving public witness to the ways Pope John Paul II changed or even saved their lives. Men and women of all ages and nationalities have sent personal stories to www.karol-wojtyla.org -- a website run by the Diocese of Rome dedicated to the late pope's beatification and canonization. Visit this article to read more!
On 1 May 2011, John Paul II will be beatified in Rome! John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 until his death in 2005. He visited more nations and gave audiences to more pilgrims than any previous Pope, and will forever be remembered for his courageous efforts to build bridges between nations and religions around the world. As the founder of World Youth Day, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of young people.
Throughout the course of his public ministry, Jesus knew both the adoration and desertion of the crowds. Today, just as 2,000 years ago, the gospel asks a question that demands an answer: Will we follow? This video illustrates this truth through the dynamic lens of a 21st-century social network.
The Vatican has called a meeting with bloggers from around the world on May 2, the day after the beatification of John Paul II. It will consist of two sessions meant to share experiences with representatives of the Church and the Vatican to learn first hand the needs of the blogging community.
A student has sued a school district over being disciplined for sharing his faith on campus. Read more in this article.
From now on it is prohibited to use the voice of the pope for commercial purposes. The Vatican created this new law to avoid the abuse of Benedict XVI's voice, as well as the voice of previous popes, for purposes that the Vatican say would violate the “honor, reputation, respect and prestige of the Pope.”
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