Pope opens a personal Twitter account

pope twitterSource: CNN

Pope opens a personal Twitter account

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) – On Monday, the Vatican revealed the new personal Twitter account for Pope Benedict XVI, @Pontifex. The pontiff officially join millions of people around the globe on Twitter.

The Pope will answer a question in his first tweet December 12. Officials said anyone can send in a question via the hashtag #askpontifex or #B16.

The formal announcement came in press conference Monday morning at the Vatican with Catholic and Twitter officials.

A Vatican official told CNN the pope will be composing the tweets for the new account himself. For the first tweet from the account, the pope will also press the button to send the tweet himself, but after that others will send the tweets on his behalf.

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