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« on: December 03, 2012, 11:25:00 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20581755

Pope Benedict XVI has started a Twitter account. It is @pontifex.

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The first tweet from his account, whose name means both pontiff and builder of bridges, is expected on 12 December.

No word on whether he will start tweeting pictures of cats, or even join OC.net.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 11:27:16 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20581755

Pope Benedict XVI has started a Twitter account. It is @pontifex.

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The first tweet from his account, whose name means both pontiff and builder of bridges, is expected on 12 December.

No word on whether he will start tweeting pictures of cats, or even join OC.net.

i'm actually shocked that @pontifex wasn't taken already.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 12:59:32 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 01:13:38 PM »

or even join OC.net.

I can already picture the big debates between Pope Benedict XVI and Isa right here on OC.net. It would be the most hilarious thing ever.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 01:39:42 PM »

or even join OC.net.

I can already picture the big debates between Pope Benedict XVI and Isa right here on OC.net. It would be the most hilarious thing ever.
I think the Pope would have his hands full.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 02:11:16 PM »

It seems like he got jealous from the Coptic Pope, who started this:

http://www.copticworld.org/articles/1469/

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I can see the tweets now:

@PopeTawadros to @Pontifex:  Just because St. Peter is chief doesn't mean you are.  I'm Pope too you know...lol.  Pray for me.

@Pontifex to @PopeTawadros:  LMPO!!! (laughing my pallium off!!!)
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 02:19:46 PM »

Somehow I think that the Pope's 'Tweets' will be handled by some low level Msgr. or even a 'hip' seminarian!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 02:20:28 PM »

It seems like he got jealous from the Coptic Pope, who started this:

http://www.copticworld.org/articles/1469/

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Well not only that (since most people won't have heard of Coptic World), but Pope Tawadros II is already on Twitter, so we're first in that, too. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 02:32:14 PM »

Can he tweet Ex Cathedra?
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 02:33:07 PM »

Question is: will he now claim absolute and immediate jurisdiction over all other Twitter members?
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 02:35:49 PM »

Question is: will he now claim absolute and immediate jurisdiction over all other Twitter members?

Probably.  No other Patriarch has claimed Twitter to be their jurisdiction.

Can I tweet my sins and receive a tweebsolution?
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 02:38:22 PM »

How much for a twindulgence?
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 02:43:55 PM »

Roma twittera, causa finita est?
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 02:54:00 PM »

What if the Pope defines a new dogma ex cathedra on twitter? That would be weird.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 04:14:44 PM »

It seems like he got jealous from the Coptic Pope, who started this:

http://www.copticworld.org/articles/1469/

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I can see the tweets now:

@PopeTawadros to @Pontifex:  Just because St. Peter is chief doesn't mean you are.  I'm Pope too you know...lol.  Pray for me.

@Pontifex to @PopeTawadros:  LMPO!!! (laughing my pallium off!!!)

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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 04:34:07 PM »

Roma twittera, causa finita est?
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 04:34:39 PM »

What if the Pope defines a new dogma ex cathedra on twitter? That would be weird.
He should, just because he can.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 04:35:22 PM »

Heh confession, Twitter style.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 04:47:40 PM »

Heh confession, Twitter style.
Doesn't work that way. It has to be so that the priest can hear you.
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 05:15:29 PM »

Heh confession, Twitter style.
Doesn't work that way. It has to be so that the priest can hear you.
But how do we define "hear"?
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But how do we define "hear"?

Maybe he'll sign up for Skype next!
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 05:59:07 PM »

Heh confession, Twitter style.
Doesn't work that way. It has to be so that the priest can hear you.
How else could I recieve "twabsolution" for my "twins".......
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 06:04:01 PM »

Heh confession, Twitter style.
Doesn't work that way. It has to be so that the priest can hear you.
How else could I recieve "twabsolution" for my "twins".......

Have twercy upon my twoul, for I'm a twinner.
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 06:23:18 PM »

No worries. His Holiness recognizes Orthodox Twitter accounts. Episcopalians on the other hand might get mad when HH announces what he thinks of their accounts.
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2012, 07:38:00 PM »

I was following him on twitter already, I guess he has a new one.
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2012, 07:41:26 PM »

I was following him on twitter already, I guess he has a new one.

I think this is his first solo account. Previously, he has used an account for Vatican officials in general. I think that's what a story on CNN said.

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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2012, 07:56:33 PM »

Imagine the hilarious debates that would take place if be made an OC.net account and started debating Isa.
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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2012, 07:57:24 PM »

Imagine the hilarious debates that would take place if be made an OC.net account and started debating Isa.

Anybody want to start a betting pool?

(I'm kidding, but that really would be funny.)
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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 11:09:48 AM »

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Pope Benedict's first tweet from @pontifex came today reading: "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."

The Pope's tweet has already been retweeted close to 30,000 times.

He then followed up with two more tweets that asked: 'How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?'; and answering: 'By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need'.
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Vatican officials have acknowledged the pope won't actually type the messages and that someone in the Vatican's secretariat of state will write them on his behalf. But they have insisted that the words will be his alone, culled from his speeches, homilies or catechism lessons.
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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 11:30:24 AM »

It's fun to refresh the page and see how many followers he gains every time xD
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 10:49:43 PM »

or even join OC.net.
I can already picture the big debates between Pope Benedict XVI and Isa right here on OC.net. It would be the most hilarious thing ever.

It would be the world's largest collection of maps.
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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2013, 11:19:41 AM »

From Sunday, it has been revealed, he will also be tweeting in Latin. Within hours of the announcement, the Twitter username @pontifex_ln had nearly 2,000 followers. Countering the scepticism of those who suggest the universal Church's official language might not be an obvious tool for spontaneous exchange and debate, Manlio Simonetti, a professor in Christian history, told L'Osservatore Romano: "Latin … is very well suited to the brevity necessary on new social networks, even more so than English."
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2013, 11:59:51 AM »

Hee hee! Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2013, 01:53:46 AM »

Can I tweet my sins and receive a tweebsolution?

Actually I've heard of an OO priest who accepts confession and gives absolution via SMS, however not as a substitute for regular (monthly) confession.
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