Pope Tweets for the First Time

A big day at the Vatican - the Pope sent out his first tweet.

Anna Matranga is in Rome and tells us how the 84 year old is embracing new technology to reach a new generation.

With a touch of his IPAD, Pope Benedict the XVI launched a new Vatican website.

The Pope sent his first ever tweet: "Dear Friends I just launched News.va - Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ!"

The site posts information from the Church's various print, online, radio and television outlets.

This pope has struggled into the internet age during his six years as the head of the Roman Catholic church... But now, he's taking a big step toward communicating with a new generation.

The Vatican is already on Facebook and the church has also taken advantage of Youtube and podcasts.

An aide says the holy father enjoys using the IPAD and is in awe of the technology.

It's a new big leap forward for the Pope who became a priest 60 years ago today.... and a church that usually sticks to traditions that date back to Christ.

The portal was launched for the feast day of St. Peter and Paul.


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