Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”, published by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin
The Vatican really does now have a Twitter account.
The new service was launched over the weekend and timed to coincide with the Holy Father’s letter to Irish Catholics on clerical sexual abuse. As well as English, there are Twitter feeds in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
The service will also be used by Vatican Radio and other Vatican media whenever there is “news or multimedia content particularly relevant to the life of the Church.” The Vatican has also launched a new page dedicated to major news events of the day called ‘resources’ which can be found here. Currently it is dedicated to the sexual abuse crisis.
Earlier this year a Twitter page, which looked to be authentically owned by the Vatican, duped quite a few of us in the blogosphere. Although it’s still there, it’s no longer tweeting.