Pope, Meet Twitter: Best of the #AskPontifex HashtagBy: Josh Wolford - December 4, 2012
As you may have heard, the pope is now on Twitter. Pope Benedict actually sent out his first tweet over a year ago, but it was from an official Vatican account. This time, the pope is opening up his own personal account.
Well, as “personal” as an official papal account can be. Vatican officials say that all the tweets coming from the account will be the pope’s very own words. But they’ll mostly come from his masses, weekly affirmations and the like.
Except for the account’s big debut. On December 12th, the pope will begin his time on Twitter by answering select questions from the Twitter population. The Vatican asked users to submit their questions via the #AskPontifex hashtag. As you would imagine, they’re going to have a lot of weeding to do.
Here are some of the questions that his holiness will probably not be answering in a week’s time:
How hard is it to talk about charity and giving *literally* from a Golden Throne? #askpontifex
Hi Pope. Given the changing nature of doctrine and the fragility of the hunan condition, what should I have for lunch?#askpontifex
#askpontifex When are you going to apologise for your church covering up its systematic rape and torture of children?
#askpontifex A question about Faith: do you think George Michael could’ve done a better song if he’d brought Timbaland as the producer?
If bread is the body of Christ and wine is the blood, what are the bones? Almond bark pretzels? #askpontifex
did you come for the ladies? #askpontifex
#askpontifex If you’re in the shower and washing it and it goes off, is it still a sin?
#AskPontifex do u even lift bro?
Should’ve seen this one coming, fellas.