Pope Benedict Wants to Meet You on Facebook

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2009 1:05 PM CDT
A view of the the Pope2You web site on a computer screen in Rome today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Pope Benedict probably isn’t at the computer himself, but the Vatican is making a major push to lure young believers online, Reuters reports. It’s launched www.pope2you.net, which offers Web 2.0 applications like “The pope meets you on Facebook,” and another that downloads the pope’s speeches for iPhones and iPods. “We recognize that a church that does not communicate ceases to be a church,” said one official. (Read more Pope Benedict XVI stories.)