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 More Related articles The best days of the internet are over – now our privacy will suffer 1q2w3e4r: Do you have one of the most common passwords of 2016? Living the Meme: What happened to the Ermahgerd girl?