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Social media history is made: Pope sends first tweet

It is appropriate that on the same day that I finished Diarmaid MacCulloch’s monumental A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, that the Pope would send his first tweet. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out to be a ghost tweet! It is also appropriate that the tweet was used to direct followers and retweeters to the new Vatican news website. This papacy is showing considerably more technology savvy than that of Pius XII who made St. Clare of Assissi the patron saint of television.

(By the way, I highly recommend the book.)