Did you know that Benedict XVI is on Twitter? Our beloved 85-year-old Holy Father joined the social networking site on Monday, December 3rd, with the username @Pontifex. His Holiness “tweeted” for the first time today during his weekly Papal Audience!
So, as the Vicar of Christ, what is the first thing you “tweet” to your 800,000+ followers on one of the largest social media websites in the world?
Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.
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Wondering if there are any other bishops on Twitter?
Our very own bishop, Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, signed up last week in the Pope’s footsteps!
You can follow him at @BishopMorlino
Other tweeting bishops:
Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette, Michigan: @BishopSample
Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York City: @CardinalDolan
Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles: @ArchbishopGomez
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis: @abp_carlson
Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas: @Bishop_Farrell
Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley of Boston: @CardinalSean
If you know of other tweeting bishops, let us know and we’ll add them to the list!