The Pope will soon have his own Twitter account to use for his Sunday Angelus and the more important discourses, according to Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. An initial trial is already underway beginning with Lent.
Through the account @pope2you, which was created to help young people get to know the Pope, a “tweet” will be sent each day through Easter with a short message from Pope Benedict XVI. Through this new form of presence in the world of communications, the Pope again proves his awareness of the opportunities the new technologies offer for communication.
Through Twitter his words can touch the hearts of many people who are distant and who would probably never read the text of a Papal speech.