Pope asks priests to get online, spread the Gospel

VATICAN CITY — In a message embracing the evangelizing potential of digital media, Pope Benedict XVI asked priests around the world to use websites, videos and blogs as tools of pastoral ministry.

"The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more St. Paul's exclamation: 'Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel,'" the pope said in his message for the 2010 celebration of World Communications Day.

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