Become Pope Benedict’s Friend on Facebook

May 22, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines


Barack Obama successfully courted young people through the internet – blogs, twitter, timed texts, and Facebook. Now the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Vicar of Christ on earth, Pope Benedict XVI, will follow suit by joining up on Facebook with his application ‘Pope2You’. The app will link followers to his YouTube channel (launched last year). There is also a related app for the iPhone.

Log in to Facebook and check it out.

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7 Responses to “Become Pope Benedict’s Friend on Facebook”

  1. Klemens Raab on May 22nd, 2009 11:30 am

    So how do you become his friend? Do you have to use the iPhone app or something? Or can you just view his profile?

  2. Mike on May 23rd, 2009 4:32 pm

    Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

  3. Mary on May 24th, 2009 8:42 pm

    The pope’s timing couldn’t be worse! Instead of addressing the horrific crimes committed against children in Ireland that was just made public, he chooses to make a name for himself on Facebook! Thank you Pope Benedict for making children your number one priority.

  4. thomas on May 25th, 2009 5:04 am

    the Pope does’nt need a “facebook”, he needs the “Good Book”. Jesus said only call the one which is in heaven your Holy FATHER, yet he seems to adore the title. The Bible also clearly states that Israel is the rightful owner of much of the Western middle east, yet Mr. Pope says the Terrorist governed Palestinians deserve a slice of the pie, even though they spit in the face of the Jews. How about advocating prayer to dead people? What does God have to say about that? For being the “end all expert on issues related to God and the tip of the spear of christianity” He sure has’nt made much time to eliminate Blasphemy and lawlesness within the Catholic Community.

  5. Kristin on June 23rd, 2009 3:17 pm

    I checked it out — it’s written only in Italian at the moment! You use the application, not a friend account. A coordinator explained that using the app is a show of support.

  6. Fiona on September 6th, 2009 8:19 am

    Thank God you’re our Shepherd Pope Benedict.

  7. Robert on December 13th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Can I really speak my mind? Okay.
    Facebook and pray for Pope.

    Gratiam pro gratia !

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