Pope Joins Twitter; Hundreds of Thousands Waiting For His First Tweet

Pope Benedict XVI has joined the microblogging site Twitter and within hours he now has close to 200,000 followers.

Now cop this. He is not set to tweet for the first time for another nine days.

And who is he following? Himself in 7 other languages.

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Pope will be tweeting soonOwn work / Foter / CC BY-SA

His handle is @Pontifex which means both Pope and Bridge Builder.

The first papal tweets will be answers to questions sent to @askPontifex.

The tweets will be going out in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French. Other languages will be added in the future.

Maybe it is time to get our sabhukus on twitter as well. How about getting the Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces on Twitter too.

Just saying.

  • Kiri

    Correction, his Twitter handle is @Pontifex, not @Pontiflex