Shocking difference between technology in 2005 and 2013

St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013.

Sometimes it’s hard to gauge just how much things have changed with the surge in mobile devices. Sure, we know they’re popular, are loaded with awesome cameras and apps, and ensure we’re connected to the digital world throughout the day, but how have these devices changed society as a whole?

 

 

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Italian Priest Develops iMass App for the iPad

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iMass lets priests celebrate Mass with an iPad.

An Italian priest has developed an app that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal.   The Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said Friday that the free application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin.

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Top 10 Places You Can’t Go

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The Vatican Secret Archives rate high on the list.
The world is full of secret and exclusive places that we either don’t know about, or simply couldn’t visit if we wanted to. This list takes a look at ten of the most significant places around the world that are closed to the general public or are virtually impossible for the general public to visit…
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Vatican Concocts List of “New Sins”

Vatican Concocts List of “New Sins”

Apparently there is a half life to sins. The old book of sins speaking in “begots” and “begats” was a little behind the times, and so was everything that came after “Thou shalt not…”. The new list of seven sins starts off something like this.

Thou shall not pollute the Earth. Thou shall beware genetic manipulation. Modern times bring with them modern sins. So the Vatican has told the faithful that they should be aware of “new” sins such as causing environmental blight.

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Statue of Galileo Planned for at the Vatican

 Statue of Galileo Planned for at the Vatican

 

Four hundred years after it put Galileo on trial for heresy the Vatican is to complete its rehabilitation of the great scientist by erecting a statue of him inside the Vatican walls.

The planned statue is to stand in the Vatican gardens near the apartment in which Galileo was incarcerated while awaiting trial in 1633 for advocating heliocentrism, the Copernican doctrine that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

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