Vatican City, Dec 6, 2012 / 10:54 am
The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is expecting one million total followers in eight languages when Pope Benedict issues his first tweet on Dec. 12.
"It's not unreasonable to think we'll have reached one million followers by the day of the launch," said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
"Then, on that day it's likely they'll tweet, which will bring even more people on board," he told CNA Dec. 6.
The current rate at which people are following Pope Benedict’s new @pontifex handle on Twitter is astonishing.