Countdown to papal Twitter launch

In some thirteen hours, Pope Benedict XVI will send his first tweet. As has been announced, he will do so at the end of the weekly general audience, so that would place it at around Roman noon. What that first tweet will be is anyone’s guess, although we do know it will be an answer to a question asked via the #askpontifex hashtag on Twitter.

It remains to be seen whether the seven combined papal Twitter accounts will break the 1,000,000-followers barrier, as was hoped over the past week. The count now stands at some 940,000, with the vast majority (630,000) following the English account. The other accounts, by number of followers, are in Spanish (148,000), Italian (90,000), Portuguese (24,000), German (18,000), French (16,000), Polish (9,200) and Arabic (6,700).

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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

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