World Youth Day is upon us. And, you know what that means. Attendees of the World Youth Day (WYD) event in Australia can expect to start receiving SMS text messages from the Holy See himself, Pope benedict XVI.
Telstra is making it possible for the Catholic Church to send text messages of encouragement to all those attending WYD. And, “prayer walls” have been setup at Sydney Opera House, the Domain, Darling Harbour and Randwick Racecourse in Australia, where Telstra has setup temporary base station allowing WYD pilgrims to send SMS text messages to friends and family.
The Pope’s first message lets youngsters know that “Young friend, God and his people expect much from u because u have within you the Fathers supreme gift: the Spirit of Jesus – BXVI.”
The Pope uses SMS shorthand? Holy text messages! Literally…