The Pope now has a Twitter account, @Pontifex. The Pope has also started tweeting on Dec. 12, 2012. The Pope wrote in his first tweet, "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."
The pope also wrote several other tweets on Dec. 12th. The Pope already has over 1.1 million followers. Here is a video of the Pope's first tweet: