Pope launches Twitter account

Pope launches Twitter account

Pope launches Twitter account

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Pope Benedict XVI now has his own Twitter account, Anatolian news agency has reported.

The account was launched on the microblogging website in his name by Vatican personnel in order to update his followers on his speeches. The weekly Angelus prayer will also be tweeted every Sunday.

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera said the username for the account would be “BenedictusPPXVI” and that followers should be careful about other fake accounts.

The 85-year-old pope will not be using the account himself but has given his consent for the project. Every tweet will be sent only after it receives the pope's approval, the newspaper reported.

An archbishop had announced earlier that Vatican was already running an account under the name “pope2you” to connect the pope to his followers worldwide.

Six cardinals are already known users of the site.