Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed

Posted: Updated:
© The Vatican spokesman on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 said that the 85-year-old Benedict will start tweeting from a personal Twitter account, perhaps before the end of the year. © The Vatican spokesman on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 said that the 85-year-old Benedict will start tweeting from a personal Twitter account, perhaps before the end of the year.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — He already has a billion followers.

Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting from a personal account along with the world's celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi made the announcement Thursday, saying details about Benedict's handle and other information will come when the Vatican officially launches the account, perhaps before the end of the year.

The 85-year-old Benedict sent his first tweet from a Vatican account last year when he launched the Vatican's news information portal, aimed at the world's 1.1 billion Catholics. The new Twitter account will be his own, though it's doubtful Benedict himself will wrestle down his encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and other papal pronouncements into 140-character bites.

Benedict, who writes longhand and doesn't normally use a computer, will more likely sign off on tweets written in his name.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:13:58 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:27:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance... 
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him. 
  • A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:24:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:23:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?. 
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?. 
  • Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

    Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:58:41 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:03:32 GMT
    (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.  The rock band announced Wednesday, Aug. 15,  that “Aerosmith: Deuces are W...(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The rock band announced Wednesday, Aug. 15, that “Aerosmith: Deuces are W...
    Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. 
    Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.