Catholic Church Announces New Pope Francis on Twitter for the First Time
By on March 13th, 2013

The whole world was waiting for a cloud of white smoke to come out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, and is it did a loud cheer emerged out from the thousands of people gathered at the St Peter’s Square. It was a similar situation in the online world when the official and verified Pontiflex Twitter account tweeted “HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM.”

Within a matter of time, the tweet was retweeted and added to ‘favorites’ by thousands of followers, with several replies pouring in every second. The tweet “HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM,” is roughly translated into “We have a Pope Francis.”

New Pope Announcement on Twitter

This is first time ever a Pope was officially announced on the social media site, simply proving how informative and important Twitter can be in terms of spreading breaking news as quickly as possible to the world.

The Catholic Church set up the official and verified Pontiflex Twitter account during the service of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict, immediately after he stepped down due to health issues, deleted all of his tweets. We are yet to be clear if the Catholic Church will follow the same procedure every time a new Pope is elected.

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  • Kevinross

    At last the selection process is been finished and new Pope is been chosen. The waiting for the every people is over at last, the people of Vatican city can enjoy the happy moments with the new Pope. The information is first time also disclosed with twitter. This is an nice information.

    IT Firma

 
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