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Pope Benedict XVI on the cyberspace


<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI is set to tweet to world’s a billion plus Catholics on his twitter account before the end of the year. The Associated Press reports comments from Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi .The pope might begin communication in a 140 characters to the world. Entering to the cyberspace by the highest Catholic leadership can create room for authentic personal encounters with rest of the world. Catholic Church gets on exploring new communication option but they should be extra careful as we might soon witness even terrorists tweeting threat messages to the Pope.

Pope Benedict writes items by hand rather than on computers or other digital devices. It is very unlikely that he will actually be involved in pushing soft button to formulate tweets and takes the role of digital advisers soon. The Vatican has been in favor of communicating using new technologies. Formally gave its blessing to spreading other voice of The Divine Word on through the Internet. He urged even the priests to start blogging in 2010. 
The church already has a verified account @news_va_eng established last year when an online news site was launched. It shows some Internet-savvies but back in 2011 on World Communications Day some messages denounced fake identities and link baiting. Technology is good but out there lives some vultures that may use them on their own way. Experts offer Google + for the pope. Other religious leaders using Google service are Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
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