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The #Pope is Getting a Twitter Feed

the pope on twitter

OMG. The #Pope is coming to Twitter.

The Vatican announced this afternoon that Pope Benedict XVI is launching a Twitter feed that will be online by the end of the year.

The Pope already sent his first tweet last year — from a Vatican account, announcing the Vatican news portal News.va:

the pope's first tweet

This February 6, 2012, Lent tweet from the @Pope2YouVatican handle is also attributed to Benedict:

But now the Pope will have his own personal handle, yet to be announced.

@PopeBenedictXIV is already taken by an apparent impostor. The account is following 56 others, including Sarah Palin-worshipping Hot Dogging It and the Worcester Tea Party:

the pope on twitter

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