MONDAY
April 2, 2001
volume 12, no. 92

Vatican to Publish 2 Documents About Internet



    ROME, APR. 1, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Along with a document on Internet, the Vatican will publish a second, more "pragmatic" text on pastoral opportunities for the Church on Internet.

    Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, disclosed the news Saturday at a congress organized by the Italian bishops' conference on Internet.

    John Paul II applauded the council's initiative, stating that such a document "would, indeed, be very timely, given the rapid spread of cyber-communications and the many moral questions involved."

    The document follows the publications "Ethics in Social Communications" (2000) and "Ethics in Advertising" (1997).

    "The Church cannot be a mere spectator of the social results of technological advances, which have such decisive effects on people's lives," the Pope said previously. "Ethics in Internet," as the latest document is entitled, "can be of great help to the Church's pastors and faithful in facing the many challenges of the emerging media culture," he said. ZE01040108


April 2, 2001
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