Benedict XVI Becomes First-Ever Pope to Tweet

And he drops some Latin. On an iPad.

Rocco Palmo over at Vatican gossip site (seriously), Whispers in the Loggia, has all the details on what is the first-ever tweet by a leader of the 2,000-year-old Catholic Church.

Here it is in its entirety, sent around 1 p.m. New York time:

Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be Our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI

Extra blessings for saving characters by eliminating some punctuation.

Benedict XVI Becomes First-Ever Pope to Tweet