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Pope Benedict Tweets to his 1 Million Followers

 

 

The gospels in 140 characters at a time – Pope Benedict tapped out the first tweet from his official account today 12/12/12  after a Vatican official presented him with a tablet and somberly declared, “And now the Pope will tweet!”

“Dear friend, I am pleased to get in touch with you throught Twitter,” the Pope typed to his one million-plus followers. “Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of your from my heart.

Then the Pope hit Tweet and became the first leader of the Roman Catholic church to wade into the web with a personal Twitter account.

The message from the Holy Father, whose English handle is @Pontifex, was translated simultaneously into seven other languages, including his native German.

 

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