The Pope sends first tweet, launches Vatican website

Benedict XVI tweets from an iPad to announce the birth of a site that aggregates content from YouTube and Vatican media sites.

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When your organization has spent 2,000 years developing a worldwide following, you might be tempted to stick with familiar messaging.

But Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time to launch a new website Tuesday that aggregates the Holy See’s print and broadcast media in a single news portal.

Beside the headline “A Historic Tweet,” a Vatican photo showed the pontiff in his white cassock at a desk, tweeting the faithful from an iPad:

Dear Friends, I just launched Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVIless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet ReplyVatican – news

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