Pope gets more than half million Twitter followers

A file photo of Pope Benedict XVI using an iPad device at the VaticanVATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Even though he hasn't sent a single tweet yet, Pope Benedict had more than half a million Twitter followers in eight languages on Tuesday, the day after the Vatican unveiled his handle: @Pontifex. They included people ranging from the simple Roman Catholic faithful to a Jewish head of state. "Your holiness, welcome to Twitter. Our relations with the Vatican are at their best & can form a basis to further peace everywhere," tweeted Israeli President Shimon Peres, who at 89 is four years older than Benedict. …

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