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Pope's first tweet

Pope Benedict XVI uses a tablet in his private office at the Vatican on June 28, 2011 to launch a new website making it easier to access all Vatican news online. Pope Benedict XVI wrote a message on Twitter on Tuesday praising Jesus and announcing the launch of a new Vatican website in the first " tweet" by a leader of the Roman Catholic Church. "Dear Friends, I just launched Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI," wrote the pope, using his formal name in Latin -- the Vatican's official language.HO/AFP/Getty Images
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