Pilgrims to take sharpened social media strategies to World Youth Day

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — Low-cost video messaging carried across increasingly video-friendly social media platforms will define this year’s World Youth Day experience, said several organizational leaders finalizing their media strategies. Due to the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, and their improved video-capture and mobile-application media-sharing capabilities, World Youth Day is likely to be […]

Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Recent comments by a high-ranking Vatican official have sparked questions about the direction priests should face while celebrating Mass, but the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis has made it clear no changes are foreseen. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, urged priests and bishops […]