VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2005 ( Newly elected Pope Benedict XVI already has an e-mail address.

The address which was just announced by the Holy See's Internet office is The address in Italian is

Benedict XVI is following in the footsteps of his predecessor John Paul II, who, thanks to a portable computer, on Nov. 22, 2001, promulgated online the postsynodal apostolic exhortation "Ecclesia in Oceania."

John Paul II also used e-mail to receive messages from the faithful worldwide.


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