Everyone caught the Pope’s first tweet yesterday, right?
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.
— Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) December 12, 2012
Probably wasn’t a smart move to use the words “in touch” in his first tweet…
Anyway, this nugget from the New York Times is just hilarious:
A Vatican official has said that papal Twitter messages, as with everything written by the pope, will be part of the church’s teachings, but that they will not be infallible.
So it might be wrong, but the Church will teach it anyway. (Tell me something I don’t know.)
And someone clear this up for me: When is the Pope infallible? When he speaks about faith and morality?
If so, what happens if he reads one of his tweets? Does the universe explode?
Just trying to figure out #Catholiclogic.
(Thanks to Masada for the link!)