Pope sends his First Tweet to Announce News.va

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Pope has sent out his first update via Twitter, well kind of.

While the message’s text was written by others, a Vatican spokesman confirmed that it was Benedict who actually clicked the Tweet button.

The update via the Vatican’s Twitter page was made to announce a new Vatican site called News.va.

The Tweet read, “Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI.”

The new site gives users a new platform to view the latest news from the Vatican. It’s also a sign of the Vatican embracing social networking as a new platform to get out its message. The Vatican has previously used Facebook and YouTube.

You can view a video by Rome Reports of the Pope using his iPad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC8s44MRGVA&feature=player_embedded#at=56