Pope Benedict XVI posts his first tweet using an iPad tablet after his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI’s Hall at the Vatican December 12, 2012.
It read: “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.”
Later in the day he was to respond to a few messages sent to him from around the world.As the countdown to his first tweet from his Twitter handle @pontifex neared, the pope had garnered nearly 1 million followers in the eight languages of his account.