The move is part of the Vatican's ongoing effort to connect with young people. "Many young people today are not turning to traditional media like newspapers and magazines any more for information and entertainment," said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Vatican's Social Communications department, quoted by Inside Facebook.
"They are looking to a different media culture, and this is our effort to ensure that the Church is present in that communications culture." And hey, even Jesus has his own Facebook page. --Mark Walsh