Is Richard Dawkins a science fiction writer? Former Pope Benedict XVI thinks so. He just wrote a letter to mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, in which he explains, "The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is a classic example of science fiction." Read more about this mysterious assertion at The Telegraph.
More than one billion people around the world call themselves members of the Catholic Church, but as of December 8th, only 546,765 of them were following Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter (nom de tweet: @pontifex). Here's how Catholicism's truly faithful followers are spread out around the world.
Writing from the future, Pope Benedict XVI is urging his followers, including priests, to "be present in the world of digital communications," using "images, videos, animated features, blogs and websites," all with the aim of converting people to the church.