Pope blesses followers with his first tweet

Pope blesses followers with his first tweet

CNet: Appearing just a few hours ago, the tweet by Benedict VI has so far picked up 37,489 retweets and been tagged as a favorite by 12,225 people.

Benedict's XVI's @pontifex's account has been busy, posting four additional tweets addressing two questions about faith sent using the #AskPontifex hashtag.

This isn't the pope's first time on Twitter. Last year, he tweeted a message to followers after the launch of the Vatican's Web portal. But this marks his first few tweets under his own official account, which was set up just last week.

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