On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

Pope tweets for the first time

Pope Benedict XVI types out the "tweet" himself (photo courtesy of the Vatican)

Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first-ever tweet today, announcing the launch of a new news site from the Vatican News Twitter account.

Benedict, though new to Twitter himself, has recognized the power of digital media throughout his papacy, according to a statement from Rome.


“Church communities have always used the modern media for fostering communication, engagement with society, and, increasingly, for encouraging dialogue at a wider level. Yet the recent explosive growth and greater social impact of these media make them all the more important for a fruitful priestly ministry,” he said last year, affirming the thousands of Catholic tweeters and bloggers who take their ministry online.

Here is the historic tweet:

  • http://Truthistruth Jerry McCarty

    Pope Benedict, thank you for the message.

    Please continue on your mission of keeping the world in Christ.

    God Bless

    A true Christian Soldier

    Jerry McCarty

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nun Helen E.

    What better day than the feast of Saints Peter and Paul to launch this NEW site! Give glory and praise to God for the wonderfulll advancements of science and for His Divine Presence in the universe in and through all of Creation! May the Word of God continue to be spoken through the Universe in the Love of His Christ, Jesus our Lord!
    Sister Helen E.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fr. Ian Yorston

    A wonderful example and reminder to us all to use modern technology and media to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment James waweru

    Thanks for your message.

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