For his age, it's incredible how modern Pope Benedict XVI is. In his latest approach to expand his global appeal, the Pope is reaching out to youth by sending out thousands of text messages with inspirational messages.
"We wanted to make WYD08 a unique experience by using new ways to connect with today's tech-savvy youth," said Bishop Anthony Fisher.
The Pope will send the texts to people in Sydney for six days in July in honor of World Youth Day. In addition, digital prayer walls are being set up as well as a Facebook-style community for Catholics. The Catholic Church hopes these efforts will reach about 225,000 youth.
The Pope is awesome, and his openness to connecting with religious groups other than Catholics is truly inspiring. He also believes pollution is a sin and is in strong support of making eco-friendly lifestyle choices. Awesome!
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Pope Reaches Out With Text Messages
By: Bianca Bartz - Published: May 7, 2008 • References: uk.reuters