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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 Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

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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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