article about a recent blogging conference hosted by the Vatican. The Roman Catholic Church has decided it needs to engage more with the modern world (hmmmm) and reach out to people using modern media. There were 750 applicants, but only 150 could be accommodated. Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of Pontifical Council for Social Communications, welcomed the chosen bloggers to the Vatican and told them the Vatican wanted to begin “a dialogue between faith and the emerging culture” that is the blogosphere.The organisers were very keen to emphasise that this is not an attempt to control blogging, but to facilitate and aid communication whilst the initiative remained very much with the bloggers.
You can read a little about the proceedings on the fantastic blog Blue Eyed Ennis. Wouldn't it be fun if the Church of England were to follow suit?