After embracing Twitter via the Vatican account, Pope Benedict XVI will reportedly begin tweeting from his own personal handle by the end of the year.
According to a Newsmax report, the pope will be sharing opinions and Church news urbi et orbi – "to the city and the world" — via the social networking platform.
A source told Newsmax:
"It will be proper language, for example pointing to his weekly catechesis [teaching] or whatever he is doing on that day. You're probably not going to get any tweets saying 'a great new pizzeria has just opened in my neighborhood.'"
"Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI."
The message was sent via an Apple iPad.
In February, the 85-year-old pontiff sent out one papal message for every of the 40 days of Lent — in English, Portugese, Spanish, Italian, French and German — via the Twitter handle @Pope2YouVatican.
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The Vatican said the new Twitter account would belong to Benedict, but as he didn not normally use a computer it was likely he would write each sub-140-character message in longhand and let someone else do the tweeting, the Associated Press wrote.
The AP cited a papal spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, as saying details about Benedict's handle would be released when the Vatican officially launched the account.