Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter December 2 and his @Pontifex account has garnered over two million followers in less than three months in over nine languages.
The pope leaves office February 28. His Twitter account will be closed down too.
His resignation, the first in over 600 years, came as a surprise to many just as his joining to Twitter.
Tweeting at @Pontifex, the pope was tweeting in Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Polish, Arab and Latin while a Chinese account was underway.
The pope @Pontifex tweets his last to the world and to his over 1.2 billion Catholic faithfuls February 27 , a day before his official resignation February 28.
It’s too early to determine who the next pope will be at the moment as no clear favourite has emerged. However, candidates within the church have shown interest, all younger than him.
We hope the new pope will also join the Twittersphere to reach out to the masses and especially the youth.
We wish Pope Benedict XVI all the best in his retirement.