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Tweeting Benedict Gathers Million Followers

His Holiness began the morning with around 600,500 followers on his English-language @pontifex account on the social network, and tweeted for the first time at 10.30am BST with a message of peace and thanks. Pope Benedict XVI added an average of 2,000 new followers a minute after his first tweet (above) was read around the world, bringing his English-language online acolytes to almost 700,000 within an hour.

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