pope benedict’s first tweet.

By December 13, 2012Social Media

the pope’s on twitter.

think what you will of the pope, but the fact that someone of his importance and stature is now actively using twitter is pretty cool in my mind. he may not be the first holiness on twitter as that honor goes to the dalai lama (@DalaiLama). using the twitter handle @Pontifex – meaning “bridge builder” in Latin – he posted: “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.”

the pope followed up his first message with six (!!!) more tweets the first day.