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Posts Tagged ‘Pope on Twitter’

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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Cardinals Not Allowed To Tweet During Conclave

A new Pope will be chosen to lead the Catholics of the world soon – and the powers that be do NOT want those making the decision to be influenced by Twitter.

Of the 117 Cardinals eligible to vote for a new Pope, nine of them are on the microblogging platform – but they won’t be tweeting during Conclave (the new Pope selection process). Their little red vests depend on it!

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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 Just Sent His First Tweet – And It Was From An iPad

Thanks to a heavenly marketing campaign we’ve known that this was coming for a while, but earlier today His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI dropped his first tweet from the official @Pontifex account, where he name-dropped Twitter and thanked the network for a “generous response”.

Of note: the tweet was sent from an iPad. Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

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Pope Will Be Answering Questions From His New Twitter

There are Seven Signs of the apocalypse: We will be struck by deadly plagues, famines and earthquakes; The sky will turn dark and oceans will turn to blood; And the antichrist will emerge to fight the final battle between good and evil.

So although the Pope joining Twitter does not signal the end of days – celebrities are almost deified on it. So Pope Benedict could be preparing to do battle with the antichrist on Twitter. Would that be Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber?

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