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Pope Benedict’s Twitter account  is @Pontifex.The archbishop and other Vatican officials announced at a news conference Dec. 3 that the pope had joined twitter . They revealed his twitter account as @Pontifex.The Pope already has 1.2 billion followers but will start  tweeting on December 12 ,2012.

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Pope Benedict will tweet the answers to a handful of questions from his followers as a way of interacting with his followers .”The pope’s rare question-and-answer exchange on the social media site shows the church doesn’t just want to teach the truth, but also to listen to others”said Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

The first papal tweets will be answers to questions sent to #askpontifex, and the tweets will be going out in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French. Other languages will be added in the future.

The tweets will come from the contents of his weekly general audience, Sunday blessings and homilies on major Church holidays. They will also include reactions to major world events.