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Vatican prelate: ‘The Church has something to learn from bloggers’

Catholic World News - June 21, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has published an interview with the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications following a May meeting with bloggers at the Vatican.

“The Church has something to learn from bloggers,” said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli. “One particular feature of digital communications is the fact that it is a grass-roots initiative, not something official or institutional. One and all can bring to bear their ideas, their personal witness in this area … If, indeed, it is true that every disciple of Christ is called to bear witness in his or her environment and to be a leaven, the dynamic of blogging favors this mission of evangelization.”

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  • Posted by: rpp - Jun. 21, 2011 6:33 PM ET USA

    I have an eerie sense that the good Archbishop may be a bit naive. After all, even on this Catholic site for example, posts must be reviewed and approved. But he does make good points. Human communication is changing, at least in the wired world. There are still many who have no, or insufficient, access to the internet.

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