First there was Vatican II, now there’s Vatican 2.0.
Today the Roman Catholic Church will expand its presence in cyberspace when Pope Benedict XVI launches the Vatican’s own channel on YouTube.
The church will join the ranks of other influential international institutions that already have carved out a niche of followers on YouTube, including the White House, Buckingham Palace and the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Pope will use the site to post daily news clips, videos of his speeches and other ceremonies from the Vatican, with audio and text in four languages: English, Spanish, German and Italian. The channel is due to go online today during a news conference in the press room of the Holy See in Rome. …