Netizens took to microblogging site Twitter to express their shock and sadness as news broke Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI would resign by the end of February, topping the list of trending topics almost immediately.
Now even the supreme leader of the Church has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. In an effort to reach a socially active audience, Pope Benedict XVI opened a personal Twitter account, hitting the one million follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.
Pope Benedict XVI is due to send out his first, much-anticipated Twitter message on Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of followers already signed up to receive the tweet.
VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict XVI will have an official Twitter account and will send regular tweets for his followers around the world by the end of the year, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said Friday. The Jesuit priest said the pope’s Twitter handle will be announced officially at a later time, although one likely candidate, @BenedictusPPXVI, registered [...]
Filipino netizens took to various social networking sites on Wednesday to express happiness over the news that Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle had been named as one of the Church’s new cardinals.