Skip to comments.Pope joins Twitter; @Pontifex handle is Latin for 'pope'
Posted on 12/03/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
(VATICAN CITY) -- Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology, is now trying brevity - spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal handle @Pontifex, responding live to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, the Vatican said Monday.
Within six hours of the Vatican's announcement, Benedict had already garnered nearly 150,000 followers on the English version of (at)Pontifex alone, with thousands more following him in the eight other language accounts.
All that, and he hadn't even sent a single tweet.
He may never hit 1 billion faithful that the Catholic Church counts around the globe, but he's odds-on to get 1 million followers by the end of the year, British bookmakers Ladbrokes said.
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but he's odds-on to get 1 million followers by the end of the year, British bookmakers Ladbrokes said.British bookmakers...? Um OK.
That, sir, is a wacky factoid.
Pontifex sounds like a dandy new industrial paneling adhesive.
I think you've already had this spelled out factually to you in plain language, because I'm the one who did the fact-checking.
Gratuitous personal insults, resorting to rhetorical flourishes in place of arguments, or presenting simplistic distortions of an opponents views, are unacceptable. Lying accusations against the Pope, already disproved, are particularly offensive.
Whether this stops you or not, somebody had to say it.
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