Twitter and papal humor

It was pretty clear by yesterday’s video that Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t quite have the technical details of Twitter completely clear yet.

He sent seven tweets yesterday and none since, but it was a good first step for a man his age and the Church is reportedly pretty excited about the possibility of using a new — in the biblical years — medium to reach a new audience.

But his cardinals and archbishops might want to wait a bit before showing the pontif the “@CONNECT” tab on Twitter, where you can see — if not communicate with — the people who are talking back to you.

There are the usual controversial tweets, as one might expect, but @pontifex has also become a humorous phenomenon on Twitter.

Like this:

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Some of the faithful aren’t happy with the reality of Twitter, however:

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  • David

    Nothing hateful or disrespectful about calling people idiots.