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Pope to launch Twitter account by answering questions on faith


On 12 December, Pope Benedict XVI will write his first tweet using his account @pontifex.

His first tweets will answer several questions about faith that any person can send him before 12 December, using the hash tag #askpontifex.

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More than half a million Twitter followers in 24 hours

The popularity of the Pope's Twitter account swelled enourmously within 24 hours of its launch on 4 December, reaching nearly half a million followers - despite the fact his first tweet won't be sent till 12 December.

The most popular of the Pope's eight accounts is the English-language version @Pontifex, which quickly amassed in excess of 350,000 followers. Adding the Pontif's seven other language versions, more than 500,000 Twitter users suscribed to his account in a 24-hour period.

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