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Here's How You Can Ask Pope Francis To Stop LGBT Violence With Just A Click

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

Though Pope Francis has been praised for his famously tolerant statement, "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord," there is a ...

Howard Fineman

This Pope Disrupts Old Ways With Social Media Savvy

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ROME -- On the cusp of the New Year 2014, I went to St. Peter’s Square to see and hear perhaps the only person in the world -- not counting Justin B...

Pope Francis' Twitter Flock Passes Major Milestone

Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis thanked his Twitter fans on Sunday, as the combined follower count of the @Pontifex handles which publish simultaneously in nine differen...

Jesus Christ Was The Original Tweeter?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

Was Jesus was the original Twitter user? Well, not really, but Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi recently used the social network's characteristicall...

Pope Francis Wins Twitter!

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion

A recent study by Twiplomacy reports that Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets from his @...

Habemus Twitter! Pope's Latin Tweets Are Huge Hit

Posted 06.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis has twitter accounts in languages that are spoken around the world - except for one. Pontifex_In is the Pope's Latin twitter feed - and ...

These Twitter Accounts Do Not Belong To The Pope

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology

As soon as the new Pope was chosen, a land-grab for Pope Twitter handles commenced, as did a swirl of confusion over what was real. One account in...

New Pope's First Tweet

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

The Vatican wasted no time returning to Twitter after the new pope was chosen, resurrecting the official account that was scraped of content when Po...

Pope's Tweets Deleted As Benedict Steps Down

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

Pope Benedict XVI is pope no more. The Vatican wasted no time reflecting that on his official Twitter account. All of his tweets were deleted on th...

#ThanksPontifex: Catholics Express Gratitude For Pope

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

Catholic faithful and papal admirers around the world expressed their gratitude for Pope Benedict XVI on his final day as Supreme Pontiff. Check o...

@Pontifex Lives On

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.23.2013 | Technology

When Pope Benedict XVI announced in early February that he was going to resign, the first question everyone asked was: Why? The second was: Who will t...

Hoping For A New Era For The Catholic Church

Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah

By stepping down from the papacy, a candidate from Latin America, Asia or Africa could be elected as pope. The familiar (read: European) face of the papacy may one day become all but a distant memory.

Pope Benedict's Legacy: The First Twitter, Facebook Pope

Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Craig Kanalley

Less than two months after tweeting for the first time on his official Twitter account, Pope Benedict XVI announced he is signing off from the papacy....

Pope On Social Networks: The Virtual Is Real

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtua...

Go Forth And Tweet! Pope Sees Social Media As 'Portals Of Truth'

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged Catholics on Thursday to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook to win converts, as he l...

Holy Retweet! Pope Shows Up Justin Bieber On Twitter

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, white-haired, 85, and a neophyte to social media site Twitter, has beaten out 18-year old heartthrob Justin Bi...

iPad Befuddles His Holiness

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology

(Recasts, adds background, second tweet) By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - After weeks of anticipation...

Tweet The Pope About Fiscal Cliff, Catholic Group Urges

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- To give tweets is to receive them. Knowing that, a Catholic group wants one of Twitter's newest users, Pope Benedict XVI, to pressure De...

The Pope Tweets (Parody)

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Deciding to "go rogue," as the pope jauntily put it, Benedict shut the door of his office and began communicating with his flock (and anyone else who's following him). Below is a partial inaugural Twitter feed from His Holiness.

Israel's President Tweets The Pope A Welcome

AP | LAUREN E. BOHN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM — Israeli President Shimon Peres welcomed Pope Benedict XVI, both octogenarians, to social media with a personal tweet on Tuesday. Pe...

Soon The Pope Will Be Tweeting At You

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

VATICAN CITY (AP) — He already has a billion followers. Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting from a personal...

What Do You Think Of The Pope's Twitter Handle?

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion

Faithful followers left confused about where to follow Pope Benedict XVI's Lenten messages on Twitter might be relieved to hear His Holiness finally h...