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Pope's First Tweet - Twitter Reacts To His Social Holiness With Snark And Glee

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VATICAN CITY - It's been a long time coming, but Pope Benedict XVI has finally graced the world with his first few tweets. Two weeks after establishing his Twitter handle, @Pontifex (Latin for "Pope") in eight different languages, he finally sent out some 140-character blessings Wednesday morning : 

 

At the time of writing, 700,187 people were following his English-language account. The second most-followed language is Spanish with at least 215,991 followers. The smallest following is in Arabic with 8,281 followers.

@thomasherve14 via Twitter

Here are five different reactions to the Pope's first tweets:

Disappointed:

 

Ecstatic:

[In history! In the present! In the future! With his first tweet, the Pope is a digital person. Welcome, Holiness!]

 

Whatever:

 

Snarky:

[the Pope @pontifex_fr on Twitter: The Church finally opens up to technology. And latex condoms? You know it could save lives in Africa... ]

 

Bro'ing it up with the Holy Father:


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