Pope Benedict Makes His YouTube Debut

Vatican begins series of weekly video updates
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2009 2:53 PM CST

(Newser) – Pope Benedict XVI began his planned series of YouTube video releases today. The pope’s official channel already includes clips from the Vatican media service, and will later offer weekly updates featuring Benedict’s meetings with dignitaries, papal audiences, and recordings of daily events, reports the Italian news agency ANSA. The church hopes to provide translated copies in English, German, and Spanish.

''We are convinced that there are people interested in the pope's message and that they, in their search for the meaning of life, are among the many who surf the Web. It is for them that we have opened a YouTube channel,'' said the Vatican radio director, noting that the pope is "very pleased” with the YouTube channel.