Pope Tweets: ‘Dear Friends… ‘

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VATICAN CITY — The pope has tweeted.

In perhaps the most drawn out Twitter launch ever, Pope Benedict XVI pushed the button on a tablet brought to him at the end of his general audience Wednesday. It read: “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.”

Later in the day he was to respond to a few messages sent to him from around the world.

As the countdown to his first tweet from his Twitter handle (at)Pontifex neared, the pope had garnered nearly 1 million followers in the eight languages of his account.

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  • Jay Ann

    The Pope is the BEAST!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

      weee di nga?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Mabuti po bilangin nalang ninyo ang pera ninyo sa Vatican Bank…ngayon year end, check will the offshore remittance from Philippines Bishops & clergys if increasing or decreasing….surely by next year it will reduce. Dahil alam na ng mga Pilipino ang motibo ng simbahang Katoliko.

    Hangad ko reporma, mag asawa ang mga paring Pilipino at ilapit ang tao kay Kristo Hesus hindi sa mga santo na inilagag ng Vaticano.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Kung makikita ko pong may magandang reporma ang simbahang Katoliko siguro nag aalab na damdamin akong magsisimba subalit kung hindi, ako ay bibisita nalang sa simbahan na walang pari na sangayon ay aking ginagawa tuwing aking bakasyon.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

      huwag ka nang mag kunwaring katoliko kasi sa salitat gawa mo pa lang HINDI KA KATOLIKO KRISTIANO!  patunayan mo ang mga paratang mo na may kalakip na ebidensya at kung wala naman manahimik ka na lang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    This man is an impostor. Why do you block my comments. Call no man on earth pope for there is only one pope(father ) and that is in heaven. Jesus said that.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

      hehehe nakakatuwa ka ang pope pang Katoliko lang kaya kung hindi ka naniniwala na pope si Benedicto.Isa lang ibig sabihin nun HINDI KA KATOLIKO KAYA MANAHIMIK KA …:P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    The Catholic church is not Christian. It is very close to paganism as she does idol worship. That is well said in Revelation 17 as the whore who is drunk with wine of fornication.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

      paano mo malalaman ang isang tao kung Kristiano or hindi. sigurado ako ang alam mo lang yung HINDI  kasi MUSLIM ka naman …wala ka alam kung paano at ano ang paniniwala ng isang Kristiano. FYI Catholic ang unang kritianong relihiyon.

    • riccisan

      Salam. hindi namin inaalipusta relihiyon mo, so better not judge other religions as well.

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