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Pope Benedict XVI is now on Twitter

The Vatican recently announced that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, is poised to make a foray into the world of social media by joining micro-blogging platform Twitter.

That’s right – the Holy See will be sending out messages on the popular website, spreading the Gospel and the word of God, 140 characters at a time.

This is part of a movement aimed at reaching out to a younger generation with the church’s message. Father Claudio Celli, the head of the Vatican’s council for social communications, said, “’The tweet can be reformulated, redistributed, relaunched and disseminated … In this sense it is like the gospel, a small mustard seed that once scattered grows into bushes where birds can rest.’”

No word yet on if the Holy Father is following the fictitious profile of @FakeJesus, but odds are, he will receive a divine DM in the weeks to come.

Read more at Digital Life – Today…

About Ryan Almodovar

Ryan Almodovar was born in Queens, NY, but was transplanted to Lancaster, PA – the heart of Amish country, at an early age. Growing up in a small city that is completely surrounded by fields has let him develop many interests, including jazz music, songwriting, short stories, and exploring the vast farmlands – simply because there wasn’t too much else to do there. A love of writing, thinking outside the box, and his Puerto Rican culture led him to a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Ryan is a mild-mannered banker during the day, and though he may claim to fight crime at night, you are most likely to find him relaxing by playing guitar, watching baseball games, or working on a novel that never seems to get finished. You can read more of Ryan’s work at his blog, Awkward and Dangerous.

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  1. I don’t know why I find this so humorous…No wait, I do know why…is the Pope tweeting, Lol. Confession has just become that much more inpersonal.

  2. Yet another reason to keep your kids off the internet

  3. El papa esta caliente!!

  4. Messages not Confessions. Lets read people.

  5. Am I being sacrilegious, by saying this is totally bogus? just a thought, but what will he tweet about? Idj

  6. idk

  7. Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

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