pope tweet gi Pope Benedict XVI joins TwitterYou better start watching what you write in 140 characters or less on Twitter because he will now be watching.

Who are we walking about? Pope Benedict XVI. Yes, he joined Twitter. No, we’re not joking.
His first tweet? “Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI,” the Pope wrote on the Vatican’s Twitter account.

The inaugural tweet came in commemoration of the Pope’s 60th anniversary of being ordained as a Catholic priest.

Still don’t believe us? Well, too bad because we have proof. Video proof! You can watch the Pope, 84, compose his first tweet on an iPad in the video below:

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