July 1, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The Vatican's official newspaper, called L'Osservatore Romano turns 150. Benedict XVI congratulated the director of the newspaper as well as the entire news team.
The Pope noted that this publication is a "newspaper of ideas and formation, not just information." He asked the writers to continue their research, and inter religious dialogue, while also exploring the importance of women, bioethics, cultural and social issues.
The first edition of this newspaper was published on July 1st 1861, during Italy's unification.
L'Osservatore Romano is published in Italian every day. It's also published in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese among other languages on a weekly basis.