Classic fail: Archbishop of the Vatican’s New Internet Evangelization Outreach presently does not have internet access. So says Britain’s Catholic Herald.

The head of the new pontifical council charged with evangelising cyberspace has said that his new office does not have an internet connection.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelisation, made the startling admission at a press conference unveiling the new council.

A Motu Proprio issued on Tuesday established the responsibilities of the council, which include “studying modern means of communications”.

But Archbishop Fisichella said: “Right now, I’m just hoping to get a computer in my office so I can get on the internet myself.”

Well…that’s one way to get those IT guys to work faster. Embarrass them and the rest of the vatican in the media by letting us know that little tidbit. It’s amazing how the Vatican continues to shoot themselves in the foot in the media–even when they do something smart like set up this kind of evangelization outreach to begin with.