Who was the first pope to
- appear on film:
- Leo XIII, [1878 - 1903] in 1896.
- make a radio broadcast:
- Pius XI, [1922 - 1939] c. 1931.
- have a ‘full-length’ movie made about him:
- speak on TV:
- Pius XII, [1939 - 1958].
- allow TV cameras into the Vatican:
- John XXIII, 1961 to film a day in the life of John XXIII
- fly in an airplane (when pope):
- Paul VI, [1963 - 1978].
- use the Internet:
- John Paul II , [1978-2005]
- do a question-and-answer (Q&A) on TV:
- Benedict XVI, [2005 ->] on Good Friday, April 23, 2011
- make a call to space (at least to talk with other humans):
- Benedict XVI, [2005 ->] on May 4, 2011 to two Italian astronauts on the International Space Station.
How many could you identify?
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