Science & Tech 12 December 2012 The pope tweets for the first time, in front of an audience of hundreds: video Pontifex tweetius! Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Via Rocco Palmo, we have video of the Pope sending his very first tweet: If you are a pope, sending a tweet involves: An audience of hundreds. A specially prepared iPad. A table - to be removed once the tweet has been sent. Encouraging applause following your first, tentative touch of the hardware. And Jesus, I guess? › Business quote of the day: "Stunning failures of oversight" "Primo tweet del papa!" Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Living the Meme: What happened to the "Bacon is good for me" boy? How the internet has democratised pornography Pepe Le Pen: Can the alt-right really "meme" Marine Le Pen to victory?