The Pope's Social Media Guru On @Pontifex's First Tweet

Pope Benedict XVI at work in Vatican City's Synod Hall Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to send out his first tweet on Dec. 12, few wait with greater anticipation than Monsignor Paul Tighe. As Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Tighe is the Pope’s social media guy. I spoke with the Irish-born priest about how he’s easing the leader of the Catholic Church—who will tweet under @Pontifex—into the digital world.

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