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Pope Francis To Pardon Followers Through Twitter

Here’s all the proof you need that we are officially entrenched in the digital age: Pope Francis will be giving out plenary indulgences, which grant pardon from punishment due to absolved sins, to his followers on Twitter in time for the World Youth Festival, July 23-38 in Rio de Janeiro.

Catholics must generally attend limited services at the Vatican held by the Pope to receive such indulgences. Thanks to Twitter, a holy blessing is just one 140-character message away.

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Twitter Buzz About New Pope Hit 140,000 Tweets Per Minute

Twitter has a few well-known loves. Sports would top the list and is probably tied with celebrities, followed closely behind by politics and ridiculous trending topics. But you might be surprised to learn about Tweeple’s other love – religion (or at least the Pope).

And the Dalai Lama is pretty popular too.

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The Pope Already Outpacing Justin Bieber On Twitter

Here’s a comparison we never thought we’d make: the Pope is proving to be more Twitter-popular than pop culture tween icon Justin Bieber.

In his first full week on Twitter, Pope Benedict XVI is already scoring impressive stats.

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The Pope Is Tweeting Once Per Day For The 40 Days Of Lent

In an effort to remind people to observe Lent, the Pope will be tweeting one gospel theme or message per day for 40 days.
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The Pope Sends His First Tweet [VIDEO]

The Vatican is really getting on board with social media. They’ve had a Twitter account for some time now, but today marks the very first tweet sent by the Pope himself.
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