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Ricken hopes new pope is social media-savvy

4:06 PM, Feb. 28, 2013
Mass recognizes pope
Mass recognizes pope: Catholic Diocese of Green Bay Bishop David Ricken speaks after Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay. The celebration was held to give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI, who officially resigned from his papacy on Feb. 28, 2013.
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Bishop David Ricken hopes the next pope can tweet, upload photos on Instagram and post updates on Facebook.

Ricken, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, said social media should be a focus for the man chosen to replace Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who resigned from the papacy after eight years Thursday.

"We have to be more progressive in the sense of reaching people today with the good news through modern means of social communications. So I'm hoping that this new pope will have that sense and that he'll really want to move us forward in that direction," Ricken said following a ...

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