Pope Benedict XVI -- First Twitter Messages

The Pope has been Tweeting since January 7. Here are his first 26 messages. Unlike most Twitter users he "follows" no one else (except himself in several different languages, perhaps to keep an eye on the translations). ThisBBC link has more. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21110045
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Pope Francis @Pontifex

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.

12/12/2012 17:28:29 WIB
Pope Francis @Pontifex

How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?

12/12/2012 18:12:00 WIB
Pope Francis @Pontifex

By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need

12/12/2012 18:15:00 WIB
Pope Francis @Pontifex

How can faith in Jesus be lived in a world without hope?

12/12/2012 21:00:04 WIB
Pope Francis @Pontifex

We can be certain that a believer is never alone. God is the solid rock upon which we build our lives and his love is always faithful

12/12/2012 21:01:00 WIB
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Any suggestions on how to be more prayerful when we are so busy with the demands of work, families and the world?

13/12/2012 00:00:07 WIB
Pope Francis @Pontifex

Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you

13/12/2012 00:01:00 WIB
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Everyone’s life of faith has times of light, but also times of darkness. If you want to walk in the light, let the word of God be your guide

19/12/2012 18:00:08 WIB
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Mary is filled with joy on learning that she is to be the mother of Jesus, God’s Son made man. True joy comes from union with God

19/12/2012 18:12:00 WIB
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When you deny God, you deny human dignity. Whoever defends God is defending the human person.

21/12/2012 18:12:00 WIB
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We do not possess the truth, the truth possesses us. Christ, who is the truth, takes us by the hand.

21/12/2012 18:21:00 WIB
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At the end of the year, we pray that the Church, despite her shortcomings, may be increasingly recognizable as Christ’s dwelling place

21/12/2012 18:51:00 WIB
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What family Christmas tradition from your childhood do you still remember?

25/12/2012 06:00:10 WIB
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The cribs that we built in our home gave me much pleasure. We added figures each year and used moss for decoration.

25/12/2012 06:01:01 WIB
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May Our Lord bless you and watch over you in the new year.

01/01/2013 18:00:11 WIB
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When we entrust ourselves to the Lord completely, everything changes. We are children of a Father who loves us, and never leaves us.

02/01/2013 18:12:00 WIB
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The Wise Men followed the star and reached Jesus, the great light that illuminates all of humanity.

06/01/2013 18:00:00 WIB
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Please join me in praying for Syria, so that constructive dialogue will replace the horrendous violence.

07/01/2013 18:30:00 WIB
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Nigerians have a special place in my heart, as so many have been victims of senseless violence in recent months.

07/01/2013 18:45:00 WIB
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May we defend the right of conscientious objection of individuals and institutions, promoting freedom and respect for all.

07/01/2013 19:00:01 WIB
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Following Christ’s example, we have to learn to give ourselves completely. Anything else is not enough.

09/01/2013 18:03:00 WIB
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In this Year of Faith, may every Christian rediscover the beauty of being reborn in the love of God and living as his true children.

13/01/2013 18:15:01 WIB
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What happens in Baptism? We become united forever with Jesus, to be born again to a new life.

13/01/2013 18:20:00 WIB
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If we have love for our neighbor, we will find the face of Christ in the poor, the weak, the sick and the suffering.

16/01/2013 18:00:05 WIB
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What does the Lord ask of us as we work for Christian unity? To pray constantly, do justice, love goodness, and walk humbly with Him.

20/01/2013 18:20:00 WIB
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John Ballard @Hootsbudy 23/01/2013 18:35:54 WIB
I got something wrong. He's been Tweeting since December. My bad. John
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