Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis’s election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff, though some raised questions about his relationship with the former military dictatorship in his native Argentina.
Cardinals entering the Vatican on Tuesday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope took to Twitter to say goodbye to their online flock before they are cut off from the outside world.
A final tweet from the first pope to have his own Twitter account, (at)Pontifex, sent shortly before his departure from the Vatican: “Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.”
Twitter newcomer Pope Benedict XVI complained Thursday that popular social media users and smooth talkers are creating a din and stealing attention from those trying to address key social and faith issues.
Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
A fake twitter message ascribed to a top cardinal Thursday announced the death of the pope, a report immediately denied by the Vatican spokesman.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican formally unveiled its new Internet information portal news.va on Wednesday, a day after Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative with his first Twitter message sent from an iPad. A smiling pope was seen tapping on his iPad with the help of cardinals surrounding him in video footage released by the [...]
The Vatican formally unveiled its new Internet information portal news.va on Wednesday, a day after Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative with his first Twitter message sent from an iPad.