TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 2:56 p.m.
 

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrities do it. Presidents do it. Now even the pope will do it.

The Vatican spokesman said Thursday that 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 papal pronouncements into 140-character bites.

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

Spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says details about Benedict's handle and other information will come when the Vatican officially launches the account.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Ebola watch lists to shrink
  2. Opposing defenses find success against Steelers by eschewing blitz
  3. Large-scale batteries are integral in shift to renewable energy
  4. Shale oil, gas finds put Mon Valley on path to renaissance, leaders say
  5. Loophole rewards expelled Nazi suspects with Social Security benefits
  6. Steelers looking for Spence to step up game at inside linebacker
  7. West Virginia University warns students over riots
  8. Freeport falls prey to Montour firepower
  9. Penguins forward Downie becoming a hit with teammates
  10. Legal titans prepared to tussle in Ferrante cyanide homicide trial
  11. Cookies for Our Troops marches on
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.