Pope Joins Twitter

pope-twitterThe Vatican provided more information this week on Pope Benedict XVI’s new Twitter account. Benedict will have the user name @pontifex, which means “pope” or “bridge-builder” in Latin. He’ll be tweeting in eight languages, although not Latin for now. His initial tweets will be answers to questions people have been tweeting him, and even he will have to observe Twitter’s 140-character limit. One day after the announcement, the pope already had half a million Twitter followers. Benedict will send out his first tweets on December 12, which is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadeloupe.