Speaking to 50,000 German youngsters, the pontiff suggested that kids today spend too much time on futile activities, such as the Internet and TV.
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The pope's Twitter handle is live again as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio steps up to lead the Catholic Church and sends his first tweet.
Last week, the Vatican announced that the pope's postings to Twitter would end upon his official retirement day. His tweets have been summarily removed.
The agency says in a statement that a report in an Italian magazine that it "has targeted" the Vatican is false.
Questions for the pontiff range from earnest to rude and cover a wide spectrum of topics from faith to "The Cosby Show."
If you need an indulgence for your sins, follow the pontiff at Catholic World Youth Day. But your click should come from the heart.
A Chicago lawyer bought the domain popefrancis.com on a whim in 2010. Now he's offering to put it on the pope's collection plate.
Just hours after the world's new Roman Catholic leader is named, more than 600 domain names are registered at GoDaddy with keywords such as Pope, Bergoglio, and Habemus Papam.
According to Vatican Radio, Pope Benedict XVI's time on Twitter will come to a close when he ends his reign as Pope next week.