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Published on Dec 12, 2012
 

Pope blesses Internet flock with first Twitter message

 
 

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI blessed his new Internet flock on Wednesday with his first Twitter message in eight languages to the million-plus followers already signed up to receive the holy tweets.

"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," read the tweet, which the 85-year-old pope sent from a tablet at the end of his weekly general audience.

With his second and third tweets, the pope provided one of the questions sent to him and replied to it.

"How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?" he wrote.