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Twitter Responds to Pope's First Tweet

Has accounts for eight languages, including Arabic, but no Latin

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The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.

Using the handle @Pontifex—meaning "bridge builder" in Latin—he posted: "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."