Comedians Troll Pope’s New Twitter Handle with Crude @-Messages

Published:11:37 am EDT, December 3, 2012| Updated:1:39 pm EDT, February 22, 2013|
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Remember when we told you the Pope is getting his own Twitter feed? At the time we gave you a sneak preview.

Well, the Vatican revealed today that His Holiness' handle will be @Pontifex and he'll send his first tweet on December 12 — in Q&A format.

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By 11:21 a.m. EST the Pope had 129,000-plus followers. By 11:46 that number was well over 138,000.

And he has getting @-mentioned like a mo-fo.

Some warm welcomes, some lame jokes, and a lot of inappropriate stuff, much of it NSFW.

Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle is among those shouting out to Benedict XVI in crude fashion:

Rob Delaney, another comedian with a huge Twitter audience, chimed in:

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