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. Pirates stumble in bid for sweep, lose to Giants, 7-5
  2. Steelers to retire Joe Greene’s jersey number
  3. 30 cited for trespassing at union rally
  4. Killer Baumhammers wants public defender for death sentence appeal
  5. Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
  6. Penn State gets verbal commitment from Maryland defensive end
  7. Pirates’ Alvarez continues to sit, work on throwing woes
  8. Investors content with pace on stocks even in face of good news
  9. Stowaway’s access to Air Force plane eyed
  10. Steelers notebook: Brown calls Sanders’ comments about Roethlisberger ‘terrible’
  11. 2 sentenced for avoiding arrest after Steelers player was stabbed
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.