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Pope gets more than a million twitter followers after sending his first ‘tweet’


From Rome Reports

The Holy Father is officially on Twitter, with his first tweet generating a million followeres within moments, as well as 20,000 retweets.

Sent from his @Pontifex account on 12 December, the Pope’s first tweet read:

I'm pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.

With a total of eight accounts in different languages, 11,000 of the Holy Father’s first retweets were in English, with another 4,000 in Spanish.

The Pope also responded to questions submitted under the hash tag #askpontifex

Tags: @Pontifex   Pope Benedict XVI   Rome Reports

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