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Speaking to 50,000 German youngsters, the pontiff suggested that kids today spend too much time on futile activities, such as the Internet and TV.
If you need an indulgence for your sins, follow the pontiff at Catholic World Youth Day. But your click should come from the heart.
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White smoke indicates that a new pope has been chosen, while black smoke signifies no decision. But where does the color come from?
Pope Benedict XIV urges Catholics to go forth on social networks and multiply the church's messages of faith.
Questions for the pontiff range from earnest to rude and cover a wide spectrum of topics from faith to "The Cosby Show."
Twitter got bigger than ever, and is now essential in daily life. When the pope tweeted, it capped a 2012 full of controversy, business battles, and helping spread crucial information.
Pope Benedict XVI has joined Twitter and is logging followers at a breakneck pace more than a week before he is scheduled to post his first tweet.
The denizen of the Vatican has tweeted once before, but will now have his own username through which to share spiritual thoughts.
Pope Benedict XVI has started tweeting to the faithful with an iPad. Is Angry Birds next?