Feeds

History's first papal tweet launches Vatican website

Primo pipio a Benedictus XVI

The Power of One Infographic

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has tweeted history's first papal tweet.

With the touch of a finger – not, however, the one adorned with the Annulus Piscatoris – the Bishop of Rome tapped an iPad to tweet to the world that the Vatican's online news service, News.va, has launched.

Pope Benedict XVI's tweet announcing the opening of the Vatican's news website, News.va

Lauded as "A Historic Tweet" by News.va, here is the primo pipio a Benedictus XVI

While it's unclear whether Vicarius Christi will become an avid social networker, should he decide to tweet ex cathedra, he has over one billion potential followers – that's the estimated number of Roman Catholics worldwide.

Rome Reports has provided a video of the historic moment – and it must be noted with sympathy that the Successor of St. Peter, Prince of The Apostles, appears noticeably less spry than even Apple CEO Steve Jobs – though, of course, the Servant of the Servants of God is 28 years that other spiritual leader's senior:

It's an eventful week for Il Papa: on Tuesday, his first tweet; on Wednesday the 60th anniversary of his ordination. Dominus conservet eum. ®

Mobile application security vulnerability report

More from The Register

next story
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
Price cuts, new features coming for Office 365 small biz customers
New plans for companies with up to 300 staff to launch in fall
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.