June 24, 2012. (Romereports.com)
For 17 years now a very special conference has taken place in Rome. It's organized by the European Christian Internet Conference, which brings together European Christians who are serious and passionate about the Internet and all the possibilities that come along with it.
This year, the focus is how to connect with more people through celular
phones. Even though the group is not not Catholic, it's actually
protestant, members made it a point to visit the Vatican to share ideas
Former President, European Christian Internet Conference
“I am here because it is very interesting to hear what the Vatican is
doing with the Internet. The Holy See has been on the Internet for a
quite a long time and it's quite interesting to see what is happening in
the Vatican and in the Internet”.
MSGR. PAUL TIGHE
Secretary, Pontifical Council for Social Communications
“This is our chance to meet with peolple who are working day in and day
out on the digitla arena with the network of European Christian
webmasters who know this culture extremely well. We are here to learn
from them and so we can be more effectivly present on the digital
Also discussed is how the Internet can lead people to God. So the
question is, how can New Technologies be used to promote religion?
“We are mostly discussing different approaches about getting
to people on the Internet. We have different problems in different
countries. So is a bit, quite diversified.”
Former President, European Christian Internet Conference “For example we have an application where if something is
happening in a church you pass by, it's displayed on your phone, and if
you're interested you can go.”
The conference also focuses on the connection between the spiritual and
technology, since over the years, it has been proven that both can
benefit from one another.