Pope Benedict XVI is getting ready to launch The Vatican Today on June 29th. The portal will include main news - initially in English and Italian – and the Vatican office that created it, and will maintain it, is anticipating daily updates.
And why is this news? Some might ask, since the Vatican isn’t a stranger to the Internet - www.vatican.va is the Holy See’s main page, and Vatican Radio has been live since 1931. Well, it seems the evangelical message from the church ought to go much further to reach today’s social-network-driven audiences. It is also an effort to bypass unfriendly bureaucracy, while facilitating better communication protocols within the Vatican.