Now the Pope's on Twitter, too (video)A little over a week after President Obama tapped out his first-ever tweet, Twitter snared yet another global dignitary: none other than the Pope himself.

Using Twitter for iPad and an iPad 2, Pope Benedict XVI sent out the follow tweet on Tuesday:

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

The pontiff’s first tweet was part of a larger effort to promote the Vatican’s just-launched news site, which also includes links to a YouTube channel and a Facebook fan page. (The Vatican’s official YouTube video about the Pope’s tweet is after the jump.)

Want to follow the Pope? Just visit the Vatican’s Twitter feed (@news_va_en) and click the “Follow” button.

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