Category Archives: media

It’s never too early to think about Christmas wishlists…

VATICAN CITY — Have you attended one of the pope’s weekly general audiences in St. Peter’s Square? If so and you’d like a memento of that day, you should know that you can order online a DVD of Vatican Television’s … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ranks #1 most talked about name on the net

VATICAN CITY — Of the 1.83 billion people chatting and posting in English on the Internet, guess what they’ve been talking about most ? Not only is Pope Francis the most talked about name of 2013, his twitter handle @Pontifex … Continue reading

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Updated — The @Pontifex franchise: over 10 million served!

UPDATE:  Well, that didn’t take long! At 9:32 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26, a little more than 24 hours after our original blog post, the @Pontifex accounts reached 10 million followers. Il Sismografo plots out the papal path to Twitter fame … Continue reading

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Decoding Francis: Vatican media adviser offers “10 things to know”

VATICAN CITY — If people are still unsure about what to make of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s media adviser offered his take on decoding the pontiff. “Pope Francis is not a politically-correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is ratings king for Italian TV

VATICAN CITY — Italian television has seen its viewership ratings of papal events skyrocket since Pope Francis’ election. The number of people tuning in to watch the pope celebrate major liturgical events and his Sunday Angelus has “soared,” according to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis gives first ‘red carpet’ interview

VATICAN CITY — So far, Pope Francis has done impromptu interviews with journalists on a plane, in written correspondence and at his Vatican residence. Now he’s done his first “red carpet” interview — responding to a TV reporter who squeezed … Continue reading

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iPray! Smart phone applications for the tech-savvy Catholic

By Caroline Hroncich VATICAN CITY — Looking for apps to help enhance your faith? What apps are out there for the tech-savvy Catholic? If you simply type “Prayer” into the Apple Application store, you will immediately be bombarded by around … Continue reading

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