I don’t know why I laughed when hearing that the Pope made his first “tweet” today. It most likely came from the visual, or perhaps my burning desire to discover if he was an iphone or Blackberry pontiff. I pictured him surrounded by a gaggle of Cardinals, helpfully guiding him through the process. Without warning one of the imaginary Cardinals became John Cleese. Game over.
He had a million followers when he opened his Twitter account. Not bad #pontifex! Unfortunately all was not roses; the Vatican revealed a number of negative responses. In particular the subject of abuse within the Catholic church. Not to be discouraged Benedict XVI has announced he will take questions at #askpontifex.
When the Vatican announced a few years ago that extraterrestrial life was possible; as there was no limit to God’s power, I was impressed. Now a Pope that Tweets. There is indeed no end to God’s power.