A cardinal at the Vatican, Gianfranco Ravasi says that ,’Jesus was the first person to tweet’ .He claims the idea of Twitter is 2,000 years old because Christ’s sermons were ‘brief and full of meaning’ just like tweets.
Cardinal Ravasi made the comments while addressing a group of newspaper editors at a conference in Italy on Wednesday this week.
He said that Christ ‘used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters such as ‘Love one another’.
He said Jesus used phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters.He asked leaders to use the new forms of communication to preach the gospel.
Pope Benedict XVI was the first pontiff to join Twitter, and the current Pope Francis tweets in English to over three million followers, from the handle @pontifex.
The first tweet, sent on 12 December 2012, said: ‘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.’
Pope Benedict also asked followers to send him questions about faith using the #AskPontifex hashtag.