Pope Benedict XVI has officially joined twitter, the Vatican announced. The Pope will tweet using the handle @Pontifex and will personally approve every tweet sent from the account.
The Pope, who as the leader of the Catholic Church, already has 1.2 billion followers around the world, has so far garnered more than 8,000 since joining.
He has not tweeted yet, and only follows other twitter handles of himself in other languages.
More top news
Hit TV series Mad Men will soon air its final episodes, but the programme will continue in the National Museum of American History.
The desk and chair where Charles Dickens sat to write his final novels have been bought for the nation using a national heritage grant.
Lee Rigby's widow and son at moving ceremony to remember murdered soldier's "ultimate sacrifice".