Pope Benedict Will Tweet Each Day During Lent
Pope Benedict XVI will send out a tweet a day during Lent in an effort to spread his messages to those who may have fallen out of touch with the Church.
Msgr. Paul Tighe told Vatican Radio that the Vatican's use of social media is an experiment to see what kind of impact it will have on it's mission to reach Catholics worldwide. The Vatican says their goal is to widely spread the brief papal messages to reach someone who has given up on Lent and their faith.
The Pope will send every tweet in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German via @Pope2YouVatican.
The first tweet, posted on Ash Wednesday, read: “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works (Heb 10:24) #Lent #Pope2You."
Msgr. Tighe said that the Vatican is embracing Twitter as a potentially useful medium for direct and instant transmission of the pope's beliefs about all Catholic events.