The Pope speaks.,.
Never before in history have people heard in detail everything the Pope says publicly - and almost immediately - live, as he speaks it. And now he is going to be on Twitter. Soon the Pope's third book will be released. He makes speeches to everyone who visits him; heads of state, sports figures, actors; he speaks every Wednesday and every Sunday at the Angelus - he's talking or writing something all of the time - and it is documented, published - disseminated as if God has spoken. I doubt the Romans in the heyday of the Papal States ever knew as much of what the Pope said, much less cared.
Do we really need to know the Pope's every thought and word on everything? Really?
It's kind of nuts.