Someone (God?) gave Pope Benedict XVI an iPad, and today he became the first pope to Tweet (that we know of) when he announced his plans to exhume Pope John Paul II and put his corpse on trial. Just kidding! That was a different pope.
Benedict wrote, "Dear Friends, I just launched news.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI." (Yes, even the pope knows Twitter is for self-promotion). Previously, the Pope had blessed social networking, but he has expressed skepticism about the internet. Twitter will probably not make him feel any better.