Pope: Use of social media key

Posted: January 26, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren’t a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to spread the faith to the next generation.

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