Pope to have own YouTube channel

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Is the pope ready to be the next YouTube star?

Reuters reports that The Vatican is planning to launch a YouTube channel featuring Pope Benedict XVI.

Reuters writes:

The details of the accord are due to be presented on Friday at a news conference attended by Vatican officials as well as Henrique de Castro, managing director of media solutions for Google, which owns YouTube.

The initiative will involve Google, the Vatican Television Center and Vatican Radio.

This is a smart move from the Catholic Church. The pope’s teachings and pronouncements will now be viewed by a larger audience, especially those from the younger age group.

But can he stand the all the rude comments that he might get from this site? Well, if he’s going to become the next internet icon, then he should better be prepared.