Papal YouTube Message in 27 Languages Beats Record

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 19, 2009 ( The publication of Benedict XVI’s Easter message on the YouTube Web site broke the record with its translation into 27 languages.

The message, delivered before the Pope imparted his blessing «urbi et orbi» [to the city of Rome and the world], was posted online with subtitles for various languages.

The translation initiative responded to many requests received through the Holy See’s online channel. It is the first time a YouTube video has been posted in as many languages.

The video includes Easter greetings that the Pontiff expressed in 62 languages from the balcony of St. Peter’s basilica.

The Holy Father’s message is subtitled in: English, Spanish, Arabic, Czech, German, Esperanto, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Armenian, Japanese, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malabar, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Slovak, Swahili and Tamil.

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