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The Vatican officially launched its own YouTube channel today. Updated daily, the channel’s description says its mission is to offer “news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events.” The site offers translations in Italian, English, Spanish […]

The Vatican officially launched its own YouTube channel today. Updated daily, the channel’s description says its mission is to offer “news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events.” The site offers translations in Italian, English, Spanish and German.

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Ironically, the Vatican has disabled embeds on the service. So much for spreading the word of God.

The Pontiff is not alone in using YouTube to do something meaningful, to create a global dialog. Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan has been using YouTube to promote understanding between the Arab and Western worlds. The British Monarchy has its own channel, too. Closer to home, President Barack Obama is using YouTube to broadcast his weekly national presidential address, and more recently, both houses of Congress launched two YouTube channels in an attempt to make government more transparent.

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