Pope Benedict XVI made history as the first Pope with a Twitter account but his tweets were infrequent and not that interesting. Pope Francis* is a tweeting machine.
At first it was very refreshing to see a message from the Pope that was in plain language and seemed to be very heartfelt. Every now and then, he slips in a little community organizing.
The messages sometimes sound like they were written by the Bagwan Rajneesh; some even sound like they came out of a fortune cookie. There are some that make me think that a few mischievous Cardinals have set this up as a parody account. I don’t know. This is not the Pope I thought I knew. Maybe it’s just me – I do like a little more pomp, a little more mystery from the visible leader of the One True Catholic and Holy Apostolic church and a little less camel through the eye of a needle.
*I really wish this one had a different name. I can’t stop myself from thinking about the basement of the Alamo whenever I hear it. Then I have to give myself three Hail Marys.