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Twitter reacts to pope's resignation, but @Pontifex still silent

February 11, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Pope Benedict XVI has yet to say anything about his resignation on Twitter.
Pope Benedict XVI has yet to say anything about his resignation on Twitter. (Twitter )

Most big-name celebrities and world leaders who have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon often use the social network to share important news with their followers.

Not the pope.

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation early Monday morning yet heĀ  hasn't as much as tweeted a "Bye-bye!" from the Twitter account the Vatican made a great deal about opening a few months ago.

In December, he finally got an account of his own, @Pontifex, and a huge media event was held as he typed away at his first tweet on an iPad.

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Yet as of 10:40 a.m. PDT Monday, his most recent tweet was one from Sunday prior to his resignation announcement.

"We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new," he tweeted Sunday, in what now seems like a lifetime ago.

Pope Benedict is set to stay on until Feb. 28, so we'll likely hear more from him on Twitter before he officially leaves. For now, though, we're not impressed with his Twitter skills.

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