Historic first: Pope tweets, 'I bless all of you from my heart'!
The Vatican has invited the pope's new Twitter fans to ask questions that the pontiff will try to answer in 140 characters or less.
The first tweet marks a milestone in Vatican communication efforts as it tries to disseminate the Catholic message worldwide -- especially to younger people.
Several leading Vatican prelates are already regular tweeters including Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
"The pope's presence on Twitter is a concrete expression of his conviction that the Church must be present in the digital arena," the Vatican said.
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