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Vatican news site goes live

June 28, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI officially launched the new Vatican news site with a click of the mouse on Tuesday evening, June 28.

The Pope opened the news service with a short personal message, which went out on Twitter and Facebook feeds:

Dear Friends, I just launched www.news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jun. 28, 2011 4:22 PM ET USA

    ...and so made history, as the first Pope ever to Tweet. And he did it in 122 characters.