Pope Benedict XVI is just a Tweep like one of us.
Though he already has over 100,000 followers, the 85-year-old pontiff isn't expected to issue his first tweet until December 12th, when he is scheduled to begin a weekly Q&A session using questions submitted via Twitter with the hashtag #askpontifex.
Though Vatican spokesman Monsignor Paul Tighe said Pope Benedict would not be writing the tweets himself, all "pearls of wisdom" will be approved by him. "Not physically," Tighe told the Associated Press, "but from his mind."
All tweets will be translated simultaneously to English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Polish and Arabic, with Chinese possibly being added in the near future.