Pope Benedict XVI joining Twitter and posting his first tweet was a pretty big deal a few months ago when you consider how technologically inept the majority of people believe religious figure heads to be. Unfortunately, it looks as though Pope Benedict XVI won’t only be exiting his papacy at the end of February, but his Twitter account will also be making its short-lived exit.
The news comes from Vatican Radio as they’ve announced the @Ponifex Twitter account will officially come to an end on February 28, the same day Pope Benedict XVI steps down from his position as the current Pope. The Pope’s Twitter account won’t go down without one final message, which is expected to be posted on February 27.
The @Pontifex Twitter account has gained 1.5 million followers in within the two months since it’s been created, although Benedict won’t be considered as a heavy Twitter user as he only tweeted 36 messages since his first message was published on December 12. Meanwhile, I’ve tweeted over 12,000 messages of pure gold, and only have 1,337 followers after using Twitter for almost six years. Boy – do I feel like a loser.