This morning, Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first message on Twitter to over a million followers:
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.
— Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) December 12, 2012
Even though it’s a pretty safe bet that future tweets from @Pontifex won’t be coming directly from the Pope (but rather from a member of his team), the Pope’s new venture into technology should be a shining example to Catholics (and parishes) everywhere to embrace technology for the sake of the New Evangelization!
Watch the Video of the Pope’s First Tweet
It’ll be interesting to see how the Pope embraces the Twitterverse. And I hope he takes at least some of Brandon Vogt’s advice.
Video originally posted by Rocco Palmo on Vimeo.