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Pope Francis’ Old iPad Sells for $30K at Auction

Pope Francis’ Old iPad Sells for $30K at Auction

By Josh Wolford April 15, 2015

An old iPad, once owned by Internet-lover Pope Francis, has fetched a sizable sum at a local charity auction. Reuters reports that the iPad was sold for $30,500 on Tuesday. All the proceeds will go to a school for the …

Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers

Last Wednesday, a plume of white smoke emerged in Vatican City, signaling that the papal conclave had chosen a new leader for the Catholic Church. Shortly after, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed the crowd as Pope Francis, the 266th …

New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated
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With a plume of white smoke, the papal conclave has just selected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cardinal from Argentina, as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be called Pope Francis and is the first ever pope …

Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave

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In order to prepare for the upcoming Papal Conclave, the Vatican today closed the Sistine Chapel to visitors. As of 1 pm today, the chapel, famous for its renaissance frescoes, will be closed to the public until the process of …

The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’ The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’

After the death or resignation of a pope, the Sancta Sedes (Holy See) becomes vacant. Today, the Twitter account of former pope Benedict reflects this reality and has gone “Sede Vacante,” or latin for vacant seat. As such, all of …

The Pope’s Twitter Account to Be Put on Ice, Not Shuttered The Pope’s Twitter Account to Be Put on Ice, Not Shuttered

Despite earlier reports that Pope Benedict’s resignation means curtains for the official @Pontifex Twitter account, it looks like the account will stay alive while the Papal Conclave selects his replacement. At least according to the Secretary of the Pontifical Council …

Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope
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Twitter-using Cardinals are going to have to shutter their devices when they all convene to select a new Pope to replace the outgoing Benedict XVI. The 117 Cardinals who will participate in the upcoming Papal Conclave will be barred from …

The Pope Started Tweeting Today, Just So You Know The Pope Started Tweeting Today, Just So You Know
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If your Twitter stream needed a little more Jesus, you’re in luck. Pope Benedict XVI, or simply “the pope” to me and you, has officially dipped his toes into the wide world of Twitter. The Pope actually joined the social …

Pope, Meet Twitter: Best of the #AskPontifex Hashtag Pope, Meet Twitter: Best of the #AskPontifex Hashtag

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 …

The Pope Is Now on Twitter (in Eight Languages) The Pope Is Now on Twitter (in Eight Languages)
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It’s official: The Pope is now on Twitter. @Pontifex, as well as seven other variations of that handle that sport different language tags (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French) are now active on the site. Although the pope …

Vatican Butler Ordered to Stand Trial

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has been ordered by the Vatican to stand trial over a whistle-blowing scandal that has been simmering since May. Paolo Gabriele was arrested on May 25 after leaking many confidential Vatican letters addressed to the …

Twitter, Facebook Should Be Embraced by Catholic Church, Says Bishop Twitter, Facebook Should Be Embraced by Catholic Church, Says Bishop
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The Catholic Church should be using social media services to spread the good word to the rest of the world, so a bishop speaking at the Australian Catholic Congress in Sydney, Australia today. Bishop David Walker explained how the Church …

Pope Tweets for First Time, Uses iPad Pope Tweets for First Time, Uses iPad
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The Vatican is continuing to take steps to pull itself into the 21st century, as they have announced the launch of a brand new Vatican news site with a Tweet. Not just any Tweet, but the first official Tweet from …