Pope Benedictus XVI Pens His Very First Tweet


Pope Benedictus XVI sent his first tweet on Tuesday, using the Vatican’s English-language Twitter account, from his very own iPad. The tweet wasn’t too controversial: “Dear Friends,” he wrote. “I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI.” But still: What if he gets hacked? Or what if he starts live-tweeting screenings of Passion of the Christ? Or what if he gets momentarily frustrated with the Church one day and fires off the tweet “God is dead” before deleting it? The possibilities are endless. [Time]