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Sunday 20 April 2014

Pope Benedict (85) to join Twittersphere

Celebrities do it. Presidents do it. Now even the Pope will do it.

A Vatican spokesman said Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting from a personal Twitter account, perhaps before the end of the year.

The 85-year-old Benedict sent his first tweet from a Vatican account last year when he launched the Vatican's news information portal. The new Twitter account will be his own, though it's doubtful Benedict himself will wrestle down his encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and other pronouncements into 140 characters.

Benedict, who writes longhand and doesn't normally use a computer, will more likely sign off on tweets written in his name.

Irish Independent

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