Pope sends first tweet

The Pope's new Twitter account sent its first ever tweet at 10.30am this morning:


Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.

The message was retweeted over 6,000 times within ten minutes.


Pope sends first tweet

Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first tweet, telling his followers he was "pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter"