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Jesus Christ was the first tweeter: cardinal

Sept. 26, 2013

A Vatican cardinal has said that Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter as his pronouncements were "brief and full of meaning." Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi yesterday said that Christ "used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like 'Love one another'," he said. "A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol," the cardinal said at a conference with Italy's leading newspaper editors.

He emphasized the importance of clergy making full use of modern-day computer technology. "If a cleric, a pastor is not interested in communication, they are defying their duty," he said. The Vatican has stepped up its presence on the Internet in recent years.

Source: UCAN

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