Vatican Information Service announced its new blog on Friday. The VIS Blog, on Blogspot, includes the news stories and press releases posted by Vatican Information Service on its Vatican website. It allows for comments, allows readers to click a box indicating how interesting they thought a particular post is, and has an e-mail feature for sending a VIS post to a friend.
The VIS Blog archives go all the way back to 1999. That is a wonderful feature, since it will be much easier to find a VIS article from the past, and easier to post permanent links to them in other blogs. There are categories for the Pope's activities and celebrations, papal trips, and General Audiences, among others. That blog will be a great resource for finding information about the Pope and the Vatican.