Roman Catholics can send now text messages of support to Pope Benedict XVI. The mobile phone service was launched by Rai television's Sunday weekly religious programme, ahead of a gathering organised by lay groups in Saint Peter's Square on May 16 to show their backing for the pontiff.
All messages sent to the special number -- +39 335 18 63 091 -- will be passed along to the pope by the end of May, the broadcaster said. They will be shown from Sunday during the television show "In His Image".
COMMENT: Oh, the temptation.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that not "all" the text messages will be passed on, and certainly not all of them will be posted on primetime Italian television.