Pope Sends His First Tweet
Using an iPad, no less!
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2011 2:31 PM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI touches a touchpad to send a tweet for the launch of the Vatican news information portal "www.news.va", at the Vatican Tuesday, June 28, 2011.   (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO, File)

(Newser) – Catholicism has come into the 21st century: Pope Benedict tweeted for the first time today. "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI," he posted, referring to a new Vatican news portal. Even more impressive, the 84-year-old pontiff put the site online himself via iPad, the AP reports. He sent the tweet shortly thereafter.

The new portal—not to mention the Twitter account—is the Vatican's latest effort to evangelize to the new generation, and the pope is "clearly in awe at the new technology" and also "clearly enjoying it," says an official.

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Jun 29, 2011 7:48 AM CDT
I was thinking yesterday about what a military genius Osama bin Laden's was.. An Evil genius.. but a genius no doubt. Technically the world trade building were a very small flame of terrorism that has erupted into a wild fire is still terrorizing us still to the maximum.. He was a master of psychology of the typical American. He pushed such a small button and has did more damage that Hitler.. I love to see how all you “I Hate Religion/Catholics” post your thoughts.. It a lot like terrorizing you and consuming you so badly, it is funny.
Jun 28, 2011 10:45 PM CDT
The lie they call religion is in its final chapter.
Jun 28, 2011 4:34 PM CDT
I can see the new apps already, the iPope.