Via NBC News:
Pope Benedict XVI is on Twitter, and he tweets from an iPad.Pictures courtesy of Daylife
His Holiness sent out an initial tweet, announcing the launch of a Vatican news portal. Vatican officials said the Pope personally sent out the social networking missive.
"Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI," read the tweet.
The tweet was sent using Twitter's iPad app, meaning the head of the Catholic Church has an iPad. The message went out a day before the 60the anniversary of Benedict's ordination as a priest.
The news portal aggregates information from the Vatican's various media platforms. The portal was launched for the feast day of St. Peter and Paul, which falls on June 29 but officially begins with a vesper service June 28.
Vatican News Portal
Twitter-Vatican News (English)