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Cartrice Haynesworth, centre, has a selfie taken with Pope Francis during his visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington last September (PA)

The Pope has shown an increasing interest in the tech world, meeting senior figures from Google and Apple as well as Instagram

The Click to Pray mobile app (CNS)

New mobile app hopes to connect millions of people around the world praying for the Pope’s intentions

Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope wants to invite a deeper reflection on the link between communication and mercy

Pope Francis (AP)

The Church must show that the family is a great gift, the Vatican says

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages faithful to use social media to evangelise

Pope Francis has said that we should be Good Samaritans on the internet (CNS)

The Pope has released his first World Communications Day message

Benedict XVI ventures into the world of social media with a papal tweet (Photo: CNS)

In World Communications Day message Benedict XVI emphasises the value of ‘reasoned debate’

Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases

A priest speaks on a mobile phone after the shooting at  St Mary's church in Madrid (AP Photo/Paul White)

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Benedict XVI urges Catholics to evangelise online