Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Papa Ratzinger Launches Twitter Milestone

Via NBC News:
Pope Benedict XVI is on Twitter, and he tweets from an iPad.

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.
Pictures courtesy of Daylife

Related Links:

Vatican News Portal

Facebook-Vatican Portal

Twitter-Vatican News (English)

You Tube-Vatican

1 comment:

Ecclesia said...

Gostei muito do vídeo. Vemos que o Papa está bem inserido nos meios de comunicações!