When Pope Benedict XVI stepped down, the name of the official papal Twitter account was changed to “Sede Vacante,” which is Latin for “the seat being vacant.”

Sede Vacante

Today, a new pope was chosen, and the account has been reactivated:


No tweets yet so far, but followers are hoping that we will hear from @Pontifex soon.



The first tweet:



(Editor’s note: The @Pontifex account was updated, rather