The Pope using his iPad
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Pope sends first tweet to launch Vatican news portal

Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first tweet to launch a Vatican news and information portal on the 60th anniversary of his ordination.

His message read: "Dear Friends, I just launched Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI."

Several aides were on hand to help the Pope, 84, use an iPad to activate the portal and send the tweet.

  • 29 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe
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