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Text Support 4 BXVI

Facts of Life

BY The Editors

July 18-31, 2010 Issue | Posted 7/9/10 at 1:21 PM


After Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience June 23, he received 20,000 text messages, reported Catholic News Agency.

The inspirational message influx was part of an initiative by “In His Image,” a television program on Italy’s RAI television network. The initiative was begun on May 16 to show support for the Pope.

The texts were printed for the Holy Father — 2,300 pages! — along with a reflection written by the president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco.

That’s a lot of support 4 BXVI!