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The Pope woos the YouTube generation

The Pope woos the YouTube generation
Key Info
  • The Pope woos the YouTube generation
  • Duration: 01:43
  • The world normally sees the Pope in set piece moments that are broadcast from St Peter's Square in Rome. Now there is a new way for people to follow the Pope's message via YouTube. The website will make it possible for internet users to access speeches and follow the Pope's tours. They will also be able to leave a messages. The Vatican, who have full control of the content of the channel, say they are moving with the times, seeing YouTube as a means of reaching a global audience that no longer relies on going to church to receive the Christian message. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 23 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Leaders and Teachers

  • Keywords: Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican, YouTube, Catholicism, website, internet, online, technology, communication, pope
Ideas for use in class
  • Helpful for learning about the Catholic faith and its leader Pope Benedict XVI. As a stimulus for discussion about different forms of worship and communication.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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