Vatican is breaking new ground for their use of the Internet—a priest danced in a piazza in Rome for a social media campaign video on the canonization of two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, on Sunday.
Vatican’s Vicariate of Rome live tweeted the historical event under the hashtag #2popesaints.
The #2popesaints is a social media campaign led by Father Stefano Cascio, a priest from the Vicariate of Rome. The campaign aims to appeal to the younger audience.
“We wanted to talk to young people, aged 15 to 30, about these two popes that they don’t know very well or even at all,” Casio said. “The Bibles were written in Greek because it was an international language, the English of the time. We’re following that same path with different methods.”
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Thousands of users tweeted the event using the hashtag:
“@kathrynlopez This time’s #2popesaints is much more intimate affair, thanksgiving & joy more palpable than yesterday in the Square”
“@conversiondiary So neat. Our grandkids will ask us about this day. RT @relevantradio What a day! #2PopeSaints #DivineMercy”
“@inthelineofmel It’s weird that there are people who live in a world where nothing big happened today. Saints John and John Paul, pray for us! #2popesaints”