The Pope has officially begun tweeting from his own Twitter account (@pontifex).
At the end of his weekly general audience this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father sent out the following tweet:
“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.”
The same tweet was simultaneously translated into seven other languages and sent out on seven other accounts.
According to Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz, just minutes before the first tweet went out, the Pope had managed to attract one million Twitter followers across all eight accounts.
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