The long wait is over and we've finally got the first words of Twitter wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI. 

Ok, so not that funny, but it was all spelled right and we got blessed by a pope, so that's a good start. And the Pope did actually send the message himself. Pope Benedict appeared on Wednesday morning for his regular weekly address in front of throngs of media and worshipers, and personally hit the tweet button himself on his iPad. Vatican officials say that before the end of the day he will be answering three questions that were submitted to the #askpontifex hashtag earlier this month. Here's the first of those:

He actually tweeted in Italian first and his other language accounts weren't far behind. Follow @Pontifex for more 140 character sermons.