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The Pope now has a Twitter account. Yep

Dec 3, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

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A file photo of Pope Benedict XVI using an iPad device at the Vatican Reuters

Well, at least we know what Steve Jobs has been up to in heaven: he’s giving out iPads, and even has God online. How else do you explain the Vatican announcing on Sunday that Pope Benedict XIV is now on Twitter?

Somehow the idea of The Holy Pontiff of Rome using hashtags and typing “LOL” with his thumbs makes me smile. Can the ordination of women be far behind? Associated Press:

Pope Benedict XVI will join Twitter from December 12, with regular tweets in eight languages from the account @pontifex just in time for Christmas, the Vatican said on Monday.

“The first tweets will be answers to questions sent to the pope on matters of faith. The public can start sending them starting now,” the Vatican said.

The account already has 2,435 followers, with numbers rising quickly immediately after the announcement. An introductory message read: “Welcome to the official Twitter page of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.”

How is this related to sports? You know the Pope will be on Twitter all day every day posting soccer scores, complaining about AC Milan and feuding with Darren Rovell.