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Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation – but not through his Twitter feed

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

February 11, 2013 | 2 min read

It has been announced that Pope Benedict XVI is set to resign on 28 February – and the world of Twitter has gone wild.However, the Pope has not yet revealed this news through his Twitter feed, which he first started tweeting on in December 2012.The announcement comes from ANSA, and is speculated to be because of health reasons.The last Pope to resign was Gregory XII in 1415.We look at some of the comments on Twitter…

His last tweet at the time of writing was sent yesterday (10 February) and read: "We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new."
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