Just a few hours ago, the pope tweeted (that's right, I said, "tweeted") the following message:
It will be available in English and Italian at the outset and expanded to other languages later, and it will offer audio and video streaming, high quality images and a twitter feed providing instant news headlines to smart phones and other mobile devices, according to a report by Vatican Radio.
To top it off, the pope launched the new site from his new iPad. That's one hip pope. You can watch it all unfold in the video clip above. Click HERE to go to the new Vatican portal.