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Pope Sends his First Tweet

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After weeks of anticipation, Pope Benedict sent his first tweet this morning. The pope tweeted, "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 tweet was sent when the 85-year-old pope tapped on a touch screen at the end of his weekly general audience in the Vatican in front of thousands of people. The Pope's English Twitter profile, is already followed by more than 690-thousand people.