VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s own personal Twitter account has been created to help the Church directly engage with believers and nonbelievers and to encourage the faithful already using and considering using new social media, the Vatican said Dec. 3.
The Pope’s new Twitter handle is @Pontifex, the Vatican announced today, adding that he will be penning his first tweet from that account during his weekly general audience on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12.
Until then, Twitter users can also ask the Holy Father questions on matters of faith, using the #askpontifex handle. The Pope is then expected to reply personally to a selected number of questions.
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