Pope's first tweet to go live today - 12,12,12
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At the beginning of December, Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter, using the name @Pontifex.?Today - 12 December 2012 - he will start tweeting. And the world awaits his very first words posted on the social network.
Since joining,?Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger - the current Pope's real name - has amassed over 650,000 followers on his English language account alone. He also has accounts in seven other languages, including Spanish (@Pontifex_es) and Italian (@Pontifex_it), which many Catholics around the globe speak. These help bring his overall followers up to over a million.
We can only speculate what his first words on Twitter will be, but followers have been urged to ask the Pontif questions over the last couple of weeks by including the hashtag #askpontifex. Some have been serious, some frankly offensive, and some funny, but the idea of being able to communicate directly with the Pope has excited those in the Catholic faith greatly. ...