Breaking: Vatican Releases New Website Design; www.news.va to Follow Soon!

Visit www.Vatican.va and you’ll see this!

Also notable: the upper right corner features a link to www.News.va – the forthcoming official Vatican news portal that was previewed to those of us who attended the Vatican’s bloggers meeting in Rome recently. If you visit www.News.va you can sign up to be emailed when the site goes live:

Rome Reports has a video explaining a few of the design features on the new www.Vatican.va:

Exciting stuff!

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15 thoughts on “Breaking: Vatican Releases New Website Design; www.news.va to Follow Soon!

  1. Mark Polo says:

    I am pleased to see that there is work being done, but I fear that we are still far from having a modern, user-friendly, usable website. I think that the site needs to be database driven, not having a complete HTML page for each document. There needs to be a better way of finding the documents you need. Most people don’t know the difference between an Apostolic Constitution and an Encyclical, and you have to know that to find something via the primary navigation method. The search is very much improved (the document “Lumen Gentium” finally comes up as the first result of a search for that name), but seems to default to offering the Italian versions of everything, which isn’t going to be helpful for most people, and you have to know the structure of the site to get from the Italian document to the English or the German or the Latin.

    So, it’s a good first step, but I sincerely hope that it is not only a first step.

  2. Thaddeus Romansky says:

    What I see is the predominant image in the website’s graphic design is the Eucharist. It is the source and summit of the Christian life. I think it is absolutely appropriate.

  3. Tony Glynn says:

    Under “Sites we like” you should consider Michael Voris and
    “Real CatholicTV.org. We love the sites that are true to “The” Catholic Church teaching.
    God Bless Catholic Vote
    Tony Glynn
    Gainesville Florida

  4. Warren says:

    Thanks for the heads up Mr. Peters!

    I remember (back in the days of dial-up) visiting the former Vatican site when it first came online and being quite excited.

    The “homeyness” of the former design has been retained. Kinda retro.

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