Who issued this call?
I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. This is not simply to satisfy the desire to be present, but because this network is an integral part of human life.
It is part of Pope Benedict's call to the social network. Human living is in need of gospel witnesses in person as well as on the web. His 2011 "Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age" is the 45th World Communications Day Message.
The National Catholic Register editors, commenting on Pope Benedict's 2011 message, entitled their editorial, "The Pope 'Gets' Facebook."