The Vatican launches YouTube Channel

The Vatican has joined the YouTube revolution with an official YouTube channel.

Pope Benedict welcomed viewers to this "great family that knows no borders" and said he hoped they would "feel involved in this great dialogue of truth."

Vatican Radio described the launch as "a day that writes a new page in history for the Holy See."

Church officials said that it hoped to broaden and unite the Pope' audience with the YouTube channel, while giving the Holy See better control over the Pope's Internet image.

Bizarrely though, all videos on the channel have embedding disabled, so you can watch, but never share the message.

You can follow the Pope on YouTube at

(via Huffington Post)