Pope Hopes New YouTube Channel Will Enrich

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict says he hopes the Vatican's
new YouTube channel will reach a lot of people and help them find
answers to their spiritual yearning.

The Vatican Friday launched the channel www.youtube.com/vatican
in its latest effort to use new technologies to get its message out
to the masses.

Benedict said during his weekly noon blessing Sunday that "wise" use of such technologies helps promote the search for the "true, the good, and the beautiful" across borders and ethnic divisions.

The YouTube channel features clips of papal activities and the pope says he hopes it will enrich a wide range of people "including those who have yet to find a response to their spiritual yearning" by letting them learn about Jesus.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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