Vatican defends pope’s Twitter account despite attacks

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Pope Benedict XVI leaves Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24. RNS photo by Paul Haring/Catholic News Service

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended Pope Benedict's choice to open an account on Twitter even if it exposes him to insults and abuse.

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  • Mike Malone

    I follow the pope on Twitter and am appalled by the foul attacks on him. Then I think….oh, these are the same people who present themselves as rational, reasonable, tolerant, diverse intellectual supporters of abortion, contraception, homosexual marriage etc. They decry anyone who doesn’t think like them as right wing religious extremists, haters etc.

    Pretty funny when you think about it………I often wonder if they attack the Holy Father because their conscience is bothering them.