The pope to join Twitter

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Vatican officials announced Thursday Pope Benedict XVI would have his own Twitter handle by the end of the year, Reuters said.
The pope, 85, first tweeted last year from the Vatican's Twitter account, but this Twitter with be the pope's personal account, Fox News said. This is a very different step for the pope, who is known to be averse to computers, preferring to write his speeches by hand, Reuters said.
The tweets will not be written by the pope himself, but he will sign off on them, Fox News said.
The tweets are expected to contain information from his general weekly homilies, major holiday masses, and responses to major world events or disasters, Reuters said. Since this information will not fit into the 140-character space of Twitter, a url will most likely be provided, Reuters said.
This is all part of a push to have a larger presence in social media, as a Facebook page and a website have also been created, Reuters said.

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