Pope Benedict XVI Starts To Tweet

  • On 12-12-12, Pope Benedict sent out his much awaited first tweet from the Twitter handle @pontifex. The pope already has over a million followers. His first tweet which reads “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart” has been retweeted over 50,000 times and has been favorited over 18,000 times. The tweet was sent from an iPad. The pope has sent over 6 other tweets since then. The 265th pope’s first tweet has been the matter of much interest over the past few weeks.