Citing the "rich menu of options" that digital media provides, the Pope encouraged priests and clergy members to "proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites)," all of which "can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis."For some reason I didn't expect any "flashiness."
Though, just because they're dressed in glittery robes and hats doesn't mean that priests will be tricking out their blogs and Facebook pages with the same sense of debonair flashiness.
As USAToday reports, the Pope advised his followers to be more austere (or, dare we say Calvinist?) when it comes to Web-design aesthetics. He elaborated, "[Priests] present in the world of digital communications should be less notable for their media savvy than for their priestly heart, their closeness to Christ."Beautifully put.
I welcome the changing world, and the hip Pope-star who's boldly entering a tech-savvy, tech-centered globe with the word of Christ.