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Pope Benedict XVI's social media team uses Twitter to post spiritual messages during the Lenten season. (3:46)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW.

NOW, WE KNOW THAT A RICK

SANTORUM ADMINISTRATION WOULD

LOOK TO THE VATICAN FOR

INSPIRATION BUT HOW WOULD

SANTORUM GET THOSE MESSAGES OF

INSPIRATION?

LAST WEEK IT BECAME CLEAR.

>> THE PONTIFICAL COUNSEL FOR

SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS OR BONE

POPE BENEDICT'S MEDIA TEAM IS

USING TWITTER TO GET CATHOLICS

TO FOCUS ONLESS.

HE'S USING A iPAD TO POST

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ON TWITTER.

>> Jon: THE POPE HAS AN iPAD?

WHAT HAVE THE PIGS DONE TO

ANGER THE BIRDS?

THE GREEN BOOMERANGY BIRDS.

WHY CAN NOT THIS BIRD LEARN

FORGIVENESS?

IF A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

INSTITUTION IS DOING, IT'S GOT

TO BE CUTTING EDGE.

WHERE DO I FIND THIS HOLY

TWITTER FEED?

>> POPE BENEDICT WILL TWEET

SOME OF HIS THEMES FOR THIS

SEASON AT POPE-2-YOU-VET CAN.

>> Jon: WHAT?

THE POPE CAN'T GET A STRAIGHT-UP

TWITTER HANDLE?

THE POPE?

THAT IS WEAK, TWITTER.

THAT IS TWEAK.

ALTHOUGH IT IS THE INSPIRATION

FOR MY NEW OFF BROADWAY SHOW,

POPE BENEDICT XVI CHOOSES HIS

TWITTER ACCOUNT.

I HAD TO GO WITH A CHEF'S HAT

AND A 20-YEAR-OLD I-MAC FOR

SOME REASON.

AS A JEW I'M NOT LICENSED TO

GO FULL MITRE.

POPE BENEDICT 16 CHOOSES HIS

TWITTER ACCOUNT.

WWW.TWITTER.COM.

CLICK ON NEW ACCOUNT.

USER NAME.

THE POPE.

ALREADY TAKEN.

WHAT?

I'M THE POPE.

WHAT ABOUT THE REAL POPE?

HOW CAN THAT BE TAKEN?

I'M THE POPE.

THE HOLY POPE.

SON OF A BITCH.

POPE WITH A ZERO FOR THE O.

THE ACTUAL HOLY SEE.

POPE BENEDICT XVI, MOTHER

(BEEP).

I'LL JUST GO WITH POPE-2-YOU.

THAT'S TAKEN?

POPE-2-YOU... ARE YOU WATCHING

THIS?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

A ONE-MAN SHOW.

WHAT?

IT'S CLOSED ALREADY?

NOW THAT THE POPE IS ONLINE

THOUGH, WELL, WHAT'S THE POPE

GOING TO PUT OUT THERE?

>> MANY OF THE KEY IDEAS OF

THE GOSPEL FIT VERY NICELY

INTO 140 CHARACTERS.

>> VERY CONVENIENT.

>> Jon: IT IS VERY CONVENIENT

ALTHOUGH NOT ALL OF THEM.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

IF YOU KNOW THE PASSAGE FROM

THE 23rd PSALM THOUGH I WALK

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE

SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL

FEAR... OH, BOY.

SO CLOSE.

OF COURSE, THERE IS ONE

MESSAGE THE POPE REALLY DOES

WANT TO GET ACROSS.

>> GOOD TO SEE THE POPE IS

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUNG

PEOPLE.

A GREAT IDEA.

>> Jon: WHAT ABOUT BETTER WAY

FOR A SELL BAIT PERSON TO... I

CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE

YOU COULD DO.

HASH TAG, NOTHING COMES TO

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