Today (12/12/12), just after 5am ET, Pope Benedict XVI delivered his much-anticipated first tweet.

Popes first tweet hits the web

Image: Twitter

I do “follow” the Pope on Twitter.  (That’s a phrase I never expected to use.) And at press time, the Holy Father had 674, 832 followers. He should blast past the million mark very shortly.

You are probably wondering… Does the Pope “follow” anyone?

Yes. Well, sort of.

The profile of @Pontifex lists seven accounts that he follows. However, they all appear to be his accounts, just in different languages.

Popes first tweet hits the web

Image: Twitter

You can follow the Pope on Twitter @Pontifex.

You can also follow me on Twitter @stuntbrain