Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New multimedia Vatican news site goes live June 28

Catholic World News - June 27, 2011

The Vatican is launching a multimedia internet portal to provide news coverage of the Holy See.

The new site—www.news.va—will go live on Tuesday evening, June 28: the eve of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Pope Benedict himself is expected to click the link that will make the site active. A preview version is already available to visitors.

The new site will provide news from all of the main Vatican media sources: L’Osservatore Romano, Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Center, the Fides news agency, the Vatican Information Service, and the press office. News items added to the site will also be made available on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter when appropriate.

Available at first in Italian- and English-language translations, the site will add Spanish later this summer. Plans for French and Portuguese versions are underway.

The news site will not replace the regular Vatican web site, which will remain active for general information about the Holy See.

At a June 27 press conference announcing plans for the effort, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said that he was grateful to collaborators—especially to technical advisers—for “having completed the task.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($15,492 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,508.29
44% 56%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All 12 hours ago
Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod July 29
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried July 29
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy July 29
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21