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Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 12:59:32 PM »
Evil Romanist innovation  ;D
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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.  ;D
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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/

 :P

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!!!)
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 02:20:06 PM by minasoliman »
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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!  :)

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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/

 :P

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. :D
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 02:21:25 PM by dzheremi »

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 02:32:14 PM »
Can he tweet Ex Cathedra?

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 02:38:22 PM »
How much for a twindulgence?
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 02:43:55 PM »
Roma twittera, causa finita est?

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 02:55:17 PM by Cyrillic »
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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/

 :P

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!!!)

 :laugh:
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 04:34:07 PM »
Roma twittera, causa finita est?
perfect!
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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.  ;)
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 04:35:22 PM »
Heh confession, Twitter style.
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 05:40:43 PM »
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But how do we define "hear"?

Maybe he'll sign up for Skype next!
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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?

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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.

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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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 #32 on: January 19, 2013, 11:36:24 AM »
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2013, 11:59:51 AM »
Hee hee! :D
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
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Re: Roman Catholic Pope joins Twitter
« 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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