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A Polish Hero Though Still a Youth

#4 Jakub Baryła A Polish hero though still a youth “I directed my prayer to the Mother of God. Policemen came and asked me to get out of the way. I said I couldn’t do it...” A 15-year-old Polish boy followed in the footsteps of his country’s noble ancestors when, crucifix and rosary held high, he [...]

Pope’s Twitter account marks 5 years: ‘Useful for evangelization’

Five years have passed since Pope Benedict XVI posted the first Tweet on the official papal Twitter account: @Pontifex. That historic Tweet read: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart." Pope Francis in turn took up the [...]

Pope Francis: 40 million Twitter followers and counting

Pope Francis’ Twitter account - @pontifex – has reached a milestone: 40 million followers in 9 languages. The figure is significant not only in itself, but in what it represents for the Holy Father, himself, who, like his predecessor, desires to be a Christian witness among many on the “Digital Continent”, especially through social media. Alessandro Gisotti spoke to the Prefect of the [...]

Pontifical Swiss Guard on Facebook

Nowadays having a personal or institutional account on Twitter or Facebook has become a kind of fashion. But sometimes it is hard to know whether the profile is authentic or not. A year ago on May 4, on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Pontificial Swiss Guard, the Guard launched its first official Facebook page [...]

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