By typing the message himself on an iPad, Pope Benedict XVI posted his first official tweet on Tuesday.
The tweet reads: “Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI.
The Vatican had confirmed the pope’s tweet, announcing the launch of news.va, a Vatican news and information site.
The Vatican first entered the world of social media as it unveiled a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II in March.