Pope Benedict XVI resigns in twitter era

Early printing press.

The penultimate Pope to resign in history was Pope Gregory XII in 1415Johann Gutenberg at that time was just a teenager. The age of the press didn’t yet start: news were circulating by voice: from place to place, village to village, taking days or weeks.

Today, when  Pope Benedict XVI resigns,  the press age is basically ending: the news resumed to circulate as at that time, from person to person, but much faster: no one in the world will hear this piece of news reading the tomorrow morning newspaper …

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