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The Pope’s Very First Tweet

Coming soon to hashtags everywhere: Pope Benedict XVI has taken a new role within the Catholic Church.

The pontiff’s jurisdiction now evidently extends to micro-blogging. In his very first tweet, he proclaimed the launch of the Vatican’s new website — and praised Jesus in the bargain. It is unclear as to whether or not his holiness, who is currently in command of over a billion real life adherents, intends to surpass Lady Gaga as the world’s most followed Twitter user. However, the Pope (and his iPad) may soon become a major presence in the digital world.

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