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VATICAN (SE): Everyone who takes care of a friend or sister. Everyone who helps people daily, in silence, in a concrete way, visits the sick, prisoners, or reaches out to the poor and hungry is being invited to tell their story and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Snapshot, Instagram or any social media using the hash tag #BeMercy as part of the Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy.

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Is the pope a hip geek or advertising pawn?

 

HONG KONG (SE): While it may be good to chalk up a few firsts in life, especially if you are pope, the new twitter account opened by Pope Benedict XVI, @Pontifex, has already raised the question whether the pope is really a hip geek or a pawn of the electronics industry.

To be up with the latest is a challenge to all world leaders and even Archbishop Rowan Williams, until recently archbishop of Canterbury, quipped that he had been trumped by the pope on this one.

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More Chinese in Vatican broadcasts and pope to tweet

 

VATICAN (SE): The Vatican now has its own YouTube channel in Chinese. Launched without the usual fanfare sometime in October, the channel now sports over 60 videos of papal and Vatican events with commentary in Mandarin.

However, the downside of low key launches is that no one knows much about it and to date the channel only has nine subscribers and the videos have only been accessed between 10 and 20 times.

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