Friday, June 3, 2011

Social Media & the Church

The digital world of social media offers great potential for those hoping to spread the Gospel message. Pope Benedict XVI approves of social media and its enormous potential. With the click of a button Christians can reach millions of believers and non-believers alike with the message of the Gospel and the call to follow the Lord.

"Church communities have always used the modern media for fostering communication, engagement with society, and, increasingly, for encouraging dialogue at a wider level. Yet the recent, explosive growth and greater social impact of these media make them all the more important for a fruitful priestly ministry," Pope Benedict said in his January message for the 44th World Day of Communications.