Papal peace with a #hashtag

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis isn’t only using traditional means of public addresses and diplomatic machinery to prevent military intervention in Syria.


Twitter bird logo.

Like the young people during the Arab Spring, the pope has picked up and is running with the modern method of tweeting for peace, turning the Twitter bird into a dove.

The past several days have seen a flurry of papal appeals, going out to his millions of followers and all tagged with #PrayforPeace: