Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Pope's Twitter Account...

can probably be passed on to the next pontiff.

Will he maintain control of the @pontifex Twitter account, or will his successor inherit it?

It’s unclear at the moment. However, when the Vatican was choosing a handle for the pope, @benedictusppxvi was considered and rejected in favor of the more general, less personal @pontifex. This would seem to indicate the Twitter handle is attached to the office, not the man. Additionally, though Benedict personally composed his first tweet on an iPad on Dec. 12 (not without technical difficulty), most of the tweets from his account have been composed by aides. Therefore, it’s likely that control of the Twitter account will remain with the Vatican rather than with Benedict.

I know you were worried about that. 

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