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Pope Benedict XVI officially joined Twitter when his account was verified Monday morning. The leader of the nearly 2,000-year-old Catholic Church -- whose handle is @Pontifex, Latin for "pope" -- has already attracted more than 138,000 followers and droves of tweets to him, though he has yet to post his first 140-character nugget of holy wisdom. He's expected to issue his inaugural tweet on Dec. 12, when he begins a weekly Q&A session, answering questions tweeted with the hashtag #askpontifex, according to a statement from the Vatican. Though he won't actually write »

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