It is not every day that social network sites have a papal mention. However, connecting through these interest sites was the focus of comment:

“Pope Benedict XVI says social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace can foster friendships and understanding, but warns they also can isolate people and marginalize others.

Benedict urged a culture of online respect in his annual message Friday for the World Day of Communications.”

link: Pope welcomes Facebook, but cautions

The comments also comes with a papal caution. Social networking sites become truly mainstream when they receive a mention from the Vatican. There is no mention of whether there is a papal Twitter account… yet.

Catherine Forsythe