Pope to Start Tweeting This Week

@pontifex already has 600,000 followers before a single tweet


On Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI goes on Twitter, which people find funny because he's 85 and head of an organization that isn't always the first to embrace the latest in pop culture.

Interest in the pope's tweets is high. On Monday, before he'd thumbed out a single one, the pontiff,@pontifex, had more than 600,000 "followers" who will see his tweets in English plus another couple hundred thousand for the other languages he and his staff will be tweeting in.