Pope's Twitter Account to Shut Down - Page 2
With over 1.5 million followers, @Pontifex has established a following that few accounts on Twitter can ever aspire to, and it seems to be a waste to simply remove the method of communication in its infancy. Isn't there an expectation that the next Pope will want to tweet? Or did the Vatican have a problem with Benedict XIV's creation of @Pontifex all along?
According to the Vatican, Benedict XIV is likely to tweet one last time on either February 27, when he gives his final general audience in St. Peter's Square, or on February 28, "before retiring into silence".
Tell you what, with just over 12,000 followers, I feel obligated to keep tweeting, to stay in touch and share. I can only imagine what it must feel like to turn one's back on more than 100 times that number.