The Vatican will launch a new easy to use and doctrinally sound news portal on June 29th. will be launched with a papal click of the mouse by Pope Benedict himself.

Significantly, the site will initially launch in English and Italian, with other languages to come on stream in time.

Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli, whose office spearheaded the development has said the site would aggregate the Vatican’s assorted news operations, which include radio and TV broadcasts.

“I think that we must educate the Roman Curia of what is the real meaning of communication,” Celli said. “Little by little they will perceive that this is the real meaning to be present, to have a relevance.”

The date of the launch is the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s ordination as a priest.It is also the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, and as such a Holy Day of Obligation, on which Catholics are required to attend mass.