The Catholic Church should embrace online tools such as Twitter and Facebook to deliver its message, delegates at a Catholic conference have heard, reports Adelaide Now.
Key speaker Bishop David Walker (pictured) opened the Australian Catholic Media Congress in Sydney yesterday with a speech detailing how the church can use new media to stay in touch with - and relevant to - its followers.
"The new media is not an optional extra, it is a central element in what we need to do in the proclamation of the gospel today," Bishop Walker said.
He spoke about how the interactive nature of social media made it an ideal tool for communicating the gospel and how many young people today expected community leaders to be proficient in new media.
"We need to be faithful to the people to whom we're preaching," he told delegates today.
He said in the past the substance of the church's message had been lost on a modern-day audience.
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