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It's hard to envision Pope Benedict XVI cranking out musings on his iPhone 5 every 20 minutes, but the pontiff has officially joined Twitter, according to reports.

At the age of 85, the Pope himself is about to be launched into the brave new world of social networking, complete with the official handle of “@pontifex”.

Pope Benedict XVI

@pontifex already has 360,000+ followers and has yet to Tweet once. Badass.

It's easy to see why the Catholic Church, which has struggled to connect with teenagers and young adults (as have all religions) launched this initiative.

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Pope Benedict XVI has joined Twitter. The Holy One made a video (below) of his first Tweet, which reads:

“Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI."

This new Vatican’s website features news in Italian and English. The only question that now remains: Can Benedict XVI out-follow Charlie Sheen?

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