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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:59 PM

Follow the Pope on Twitter. He Follows No One.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/world/europe/follow-the-pope-on-twitter-he-follows-no-one.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

VATICAN CITY — Now trending on Twitter: Pope Benedict XVI.

On Monday, the Vatican announced that the 85-year-old pontiff would begin posting messages on Twitter next week under the handle @pontifex, a term for pope that means bridge-builder in Latin. Within hours, he had more than 100,000 followers.

Benedict is expected to hit “send” on his first post at a general audience at the Vatican on Dec. 12 — a response to questions about matters of the faith that he is now accepting via the hashtag #askpontifex, officials said.

The Vatican acknowledged that it had chosen the @pontifex handle not only because of its meaning but also because many other handles had been taken.

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Greg Burke, a former Fox News correspondent in Rome who was named a Vatican communications adviser this year, said at a news conference. “He won’t follow anyone for now,” Mr. Burke added. “He will be followed.”



A new channel for the Religion Incorporated propaganda machine?

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Reply Follow the Pope on Twitter. He Follows No One. (Original post)
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 OP
Drale Dec 2012 #1
Luminous Animal Dec 2012 #2
smokey nj Dec 2012 #3
sasha031 Dec 2012 #8
smokey nj Dec 2012 #10
hifiguy Dec 2012 #11
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #5
Make7 Dec 2012 #6
rurallib Dec 2012 #4
Enrique Dec 2012 #7
NeedleCast Dec 2012 #9
MFM008 Dec 2012 #12

Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:05 PM

1. They are going to be pounded with Anti-Pope and Anti-Religious tweets

Does the Pope even know what a computer is? He's obviously not up-to-date on society so why use a computer at all?

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Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:07 PM

2. You'd think he'd at least follow God

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. I love God's tweets. He's a Twitter treasure!

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Response to smokey nj (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. God just ex-mobile-communicated the pope

@TheTweetOfGod
The Pope isn't following Me. For that, he will be ex-mobile-communicated.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:25 PM

10. God never lets me down!



I was scrolling through His twitter feed and found this, it made me laugh:

@TheTweetOfGod
Yes, I'm here, Margaret. I'm just ignoring you.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:27 PM

11. Now THAT is funny!

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:15 PM

5. Hey, I like that...

@TheTweetOfGod

I’m your dope-ass divinity, trollin’ with My trinity, tossin’ mad tweets in your immediate vicinity, flingin’ fly phrases from the fringes of infinity.


Definitely a message that would resonate with Benedict!

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. That's not God - this is God:

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Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:15 PM

4. maybe he should be pontifXXX?

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Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:17 PM

7. when he wants to buy something

he uses PaPal. !!!

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Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. Best @pontifex tweet I've seen so far

@Robdelaney tweeted

@pontifex My cousin Sean & I touched ween heads behind our grandparents' barn when I was 7. Am I going to hell? Welcome to Twitter.

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Response to DreamGypsy (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:37 PM

12. needs $$$$$$$$$$$$

a reminder to the flock.

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