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Mockery outweighs piety after pope's Twitter debut

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Pope Benedict XVI's debut on Twitter got off to a bumpy start on Wednesday, with mockery outweighing piety in reaction to the first tweets from the leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics. 

A picture released by the Vatican press office on December 12, 2012 shows Pope Benedict XVI sending his first twitter message during his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall in the Vatican. The pope's debut on Twitter got off to a bumpy start on Wednesday, with mockery outweighing piety in reaction to the first tweets from the leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics.

The pope's second tweet -- "How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?" -- prompted a string of tongue-in-cheek- answers.

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