Pope Benedict XVI has a twitter account. He is spreading divine wisdom 140 characters at a time. It is part of the Catholic church outreach to the youth program. After Vatican II, the Catholic church relationship to science has soften. Now they use technology to save our soul. His twitter account is among the fastest growing accounts in twitter. It makes sense considering how many Catholics are out there in the world.
This whole getting into technology was brought into the Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II. He was an expert at attracting a young crowd into the Catholic church. The Church cannot survive without appealing to the next generation. As such, Pope John Paul had a facebook account. Following his footsteps, Pope Benedict XVI got into the web.
There are several Pope Benedict XVI accounts. The true account is https://twitter.com/pontifex . He is going to start twitting on December the 13th. Like others before him, the Pope is waiting to age his twitter account. Once he has a big enough crowd, the Pope is going to start spreading his message to the internet world. He is also following his other twitter accounts. That is how you link the multiple twitter accounts to the main account.
He has one account in German, English, another in spanish, Italian, Arabic and some other languages. I suppose that those are the languages that he has mastery over. Some are generic, others are wide reaching like English, Spanish and Arabic. With those three languages you can speak to almost half the world. I think that is everything worth mentioning. Pope Benedict XVI use of technology makes him 5 stars worthy.