August 16-17, 2000
volume 11, no. 142

NEWS for Wednesday-Thursday, August 16-17, 2000

VATICAN CITY, August 14 (

    During the special Youth Jubilee, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, can be consulted on the tiny screen of a cellular phone connected to the Internet.

    Taking advantage of the celebration of the World Youth Day, which will be held in Rome from August 15-20, the Vatican newspaper will begin to be published in WAP format at .

    The purpose of the initiative is to make the Vatican newspaper more accessible to the young. (Cellular phones are extremely common in Italy, due to competitive pricing.) All young people attending the World Youth Day events will be able to follows the celebrations live, and easily find information on times and places of events.

    The service will be offered initially in Italian and English. ZE00081405

      We encourage you to check the Catholic World News site at the CWN home page and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and the Dossiers, features and Daily Dispatches from ZENIT International News Agency CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC, but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

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