WASHINGTON (October 21, 2010) — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is encouraging Catholics to learn about the pope—in 140 characters or less. Following the success of the week of “Pope Culture” trivia on the USCCB’s page on the social networking site Facebook, the Conference is sponsoring a similar contest on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
From Monday, October 25, to Friday, October 29, the USCCB will post one question a day (using the hashtag #popeculture) on the life and teachings of Pope Benedict XVI to the Twitter followers of the USCCB (http://twitter.com/USCCB). The first person to provide the correct answer as an @reply will receive a free copy of the book, Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on his Papacy, published by Sheed "& Ward and edited by Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, USCCB director of media relations.
To participate in the contest, a person must be registered as a user at www.twitter.com and must also follow the USCCB's Twitter handle (@USCCB).
Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy is in bookstores and also available from online booksellers such as Amazon.com and directly from the USCCB (www.usccbpublishing.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1475).
Keywords: Quiz, Pope Benedict XVI, book, first five years, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Twitter, social media
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