May 23, 2013
Vatican takes to Twitter to announce new Pope
The Holy See announced to the World that a new Pope had been chosen not only through white smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel, but also via a social network after it tweeted “Habemus Papam”.
The Vatican’s press department (@PCCS_VA) tweeted that cardinals locked in conclave had finally agreed on a new Holy Father in the third voting session, in a gathering that began yesterday.
The message was tweeted at 7:09 PM, a few seconds after the white smoke bellowed over Saint Peter’s Square, which was extremely crowded at the time.