Fun with Theology
The Catholic Church has had a pretty rough couple of years in terms of popularity. So the clergy must have been thrilled when the pope announced his arrival to Twitter earlier this month.
On December 12th, he tweeted his first message to the world, which sounds like an excerpt from a wily Aunt’s last chain email, “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
The Vatican is now bragging about the success of the first heavenly tweet and comparing il papa to Canada’s own Holy Father, Justin Bieber.
Fun with Theology
Sure, the two-sided Yota phone is cool, but can it eclipse the Kalashnikov and the Lada as widespread Russian technology? [WSJ]
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@Pontifex is in the house. [Twitter]
Pope Benedict is due to start tweeting December 12, under the handle @pontifex. His Holiness has almost 375,000 followers already, and that number’s still inching slowly northward.
But will those tweets be infallible? Are we going to get into some terrible theological muddle over a typo? Nope! The BBC says tweets don’t qualify under the doctrine: