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Say A Little Prayer or Two-- Or Tweet: Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:31pm

VATICAN CITY-- It's official. If you don't have one yet, maybe you should. Even Pope Benedict has one. 

Pope Benedict announced via his newly launched Twitter account of another newly launched something-- A Vatican website. 

The tweet sent on Tuesday was the first by the Pontiff, sent with the touch of a fingertip on an Apple i-Pad. 

The tweet read: "Dear friends, I just launched news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus the Sixteenth."

The Vatican's new site contains information from the Vatican's media sources, including print, online, radio and television. 

Pope Benedict was also given a tour of the site on an i-Pad on Tuesday.

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