Get ready for the Pope's friend request

Get ready for the Pope's friend request May 20, 2009

In January, Pope Benedict warned us all to not become obsessed with social networking sites like Facebook. Now just four months later, the Vatican has announced that the Pope will have his own Facebook page and iPhone application.

Yes, the Pontiff is to soon have a ‘Facebook’ account as part of the Vatican’s efforts to embrace online technology to interact with his followers, an initiative which will also involve iPhone applications and a new portal, scheduled to go live on May 24.

While the followers would interact via ‘Facebook’, an iPhone application titled ‘The Pope Meets You on Facebook’ will allows users to send and receive virtual postcards of the Pontiff along with inspiring text culled from his speeches.

Insert your own joke here.

Brother Richard

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