Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.—
Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) February 28, 2013
As the final hours of his papacy wind down, Pope Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the papal retreat and sent his final tweet from the @Pontifex account. The pope thanked followers for their “love and support” and wished them the “joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.”
BREAKING: Benedict XVI leaves Vatican for last time as pope, flies by helicopter to papal retreat. -MM—
The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2013
In addition to repulsive fake retweets, some of Twitter’s slimiest gutter sludge gave the pope a predictable sendoff laced with vulgarities and death wishes.
It's been a good run Pope Benedict XVI. We'll miss you. Wine spritzers and little boys await your arrival—
Scotty Zaro (@Lanatural26) February 28, 2013
The Tweet I want to see today: Pope Benedict XVI admits that his retirement allows him more free time to fuck kids, rather than rest.—
Mark (@Mark_SaorAlba) February 28, 2013
@Pontifex get the fuck outta here!!!
get ur registration on sex offenders database!!!—
EL PAJARO QUEMAMAIZ (@piztoff) February 28, 2013
Like it or not, the pope is praying for all of you, as are Catholics around the world.