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Would you follow @Pope2YouVatican?

The Pope finally got his "own" Twitter handle

THE HOLY SEE ON TWITTER. Candidate for "worst Twitter handles of all time"

MANILA, Philippines – After urging the world’s faithful to join the social networks, the Pope himself finally got his “own” Twitter handle.

Net denizens and social media observers, however, are quick to point out that those who crafted the Holy Father’s user profile on the popular networking service could have used a bit more imagination.

Tech site Gizmodo said the official Vatican Twitter username–@Pope2YouVatican–is “so convoluted that it sounds more like a robot spam account than the channel for Benedict’s Papal dictations.”

A simple @ImThePope or @PopeBenedict16 would have been the better way to go, Gizmodo said.

On The Daily Show, Comedian Jon Stewart exclaimed, “@Pope2YouVatican? The Pope can’t get a straight-up Twitter handle? The Pope?!”

The Twitter handle @Pope2YouVatican currently has over 20,000 followers.

Incidentally @ImThePope and @PopeBenedict16 are both already taken, the first, by somebody who calls himself “Ultime God” and the second by an impersonator. (See snapshot of the blog of the Pope’s impersonator on Twitter below)

THE IMPERSONATOR. Can Pope Benedict XVI claim @PopeBenedict16?

The Pope will probably have better luck registering @PopeBenedictXVI, which is still unclaimed as of this writing. 

KEEP IT SIMPLE. The Twitter handle @PopeBenedictXVI is still unclaimed as of this writing

Whether one of the most influential persons in the world will be able to prevail upon Twitter to hand over the keys to these accounts remains to be seen.

What about you? What, in your view, should be the Pope’s Twitter handle? – Rappler.com

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