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June 28, 2011 6:30 AM Subscribe
Vatican officials unveiled a new Internet portal Monday
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, a service that will aggregate the latest news from all its various media in a campaign to reach a growing online congregation across the world.
Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, who heads the Vatican office that created the service, said Pope Benedict XVI plans to activate the site, www.news.va, with a click on Tuesday, and it will be online for the public on Wednesday
. The portal, he said, functions as an aggregator, gathering in one place the principal news items printed or broadcast by other Vatican media outlets: the newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Radio, Vatican Television Center, the Vatican press office and information service and the Fides missionary news agency. The site, emphasized Celli, "will not have a specific editorial slant. Each of the outlets will maintain its own autonomy and identity". For the first few months after going online, the site will be available exclusively in English and Italian. Plans are in the works to include Spanish, French and Portuguese versions.
I kinda like the bit about it's not having a specific editorial slant.