Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI Shares First Tweet

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Dec 12, 2012 – Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI Shares First Tweet

For the very first time, Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI sends out a tweet from his official Twitter account with handle Pontifex and it reads:

Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.

Following his official first tweet, Pope Benedict XVI also shared six additional encouraging tweets. See them below

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Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you

Any suggestions on how to be more prayerful when we are so busy with the demands of work, families and the world?

We can be certain that a believer is never alone. God is the solid rock upon which we build our lives and his love is always faithful

How can faith in Jesus be lived in a world without hope?

By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need

How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?

As at the time of this report the pope has 966,181 Twitter followers