Friday, July 20, 2007

New Vatican City State Web site

Thanks to a reader, here's a link to the Vatican City State's new Web site:

Yes, the Vatican was already online at, but this new Web site functions less in the dissemination of Church pronouncements and more like a government Web site. I'm not sure I like the separation, because it emphasizes the role of the Church as a sovereign nation apart from her message. Now a tourist can visit a cultural site without ever being confronted with an opportunity to see what the Church teaches. I have nothing against the site itself, though -- it's well put together and very professional, and a handy resource as well.

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