Vatican invites bloggers for summit
Vatican City - The Vatican has invited 150 Catholic bloggers to attend a first-ever blogging summit, increasingly aware of the role that faith-based blogging is playing in spreading Catholicism online.
Monsignor Paul Tighe of the Vatican's social communications office says the one-day meeting on Monday is a get-to-know-you event without any real expectations other than to bring bloggers together into discussion with the Holy See.
As befits the rapid-fire way news travels in the blogging community, the conference drew 750 requests from would-be participants from around the world.
Tighe said only 150 were accepted because of space constraints, and that they were chosen by language groups and then by lottery.