Welcome to Vatican City, Rome!
Being the month of the Holiest of Holidays
(and having a request for more Italy on Travelin' Tuesdays),
today we are visiting the Vatican.
According to Zenit: The World Seen from Rome,
the Vatican held a conference earlier this year,
inviting priests and bishops from 82 countries for the purpose
of studying and determining the challenges to evangelization
by the Internet's evolution in digital media.
Namely, ways to reach the world's youth through
social networks like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!
Under the direction of a communication sciences professor
at Milan's Catholic University, bishops and priests
from countries all over the world
surfed the net, reflecting on
"the anthropological implications of these new realities".
The Pope on Twitter? I'd follow that! And I'm not even on Twitter. Yet!
Could be a whole new look inside a previously untouchable world.
(To send the Pope a virtual Christmas card this season, go to Pope2you.net.)
(Photographs copyright: Kirsten Steen)