by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
I write this editorial to thank each and every one of the readers of FromRome.Info for their interest and support in this new media initiative for Catholic News, Commentary and Information: the only one of its kind in communion with Pope Benedict XVI.
In this last month, FromRome.Info has had 120 thousand visits from 41 thousand visitors, with more than 1000 likes and 750 comments. During that time, FromRome.Info has published 210 articles, reports, editorials, videos and commentaries at FromRome.Info and an additional 59 videos at its new video channel, From Rome Info Video, on YouTube. The 210 articles represent nearly a third of all articles published at From Rome since its foundation in 2013.
With the generosity of those who have sent support, I have been able to pay all the bills, acquire a new cellphone-camera and tripod and do the first live 3-hour broadcast from Rome. More than 500 of you have subscribed to our Youtube Channel and when it reaches 1000 subscriptions I will be able to do multiple live broadcasts daily, turning FromRome.Info into an online TV station from Rome, Italy.
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