The Vatican just got social media savvy.
Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first Tweet:
“Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter,”Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
He sent the first tweet himself on an iPad in front of a public audience. He will not send out every tweet personally, but his new form of outreach is to connect with Catholics across the globe.
“Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you,” he later Tweeted.