Pope Benedict XVI’s first tweet gets over 31K retweets, attracts death wishes and vile hate.

Written by Doug Giles on December 12, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 9.35.01 AMReader Warning: This post contains pretty rough language.

And predictably, the death wishes and hate weren’t far behind. The pope offered blessings to all and these are just some of the disgusting tweets he received in response.

Benedict XVI @Pontifex 12 Dec 12

Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.

Pawl @PabloAragunde

DIE!!! @Pontifex 12 Dec 12

Murat Çakır @CakirMurat_

You will burn underground @Pontifex 12 Dec 12

Cocksucker Jones @iCumBl00d

James Tickner @TicknerJ@Pontifex

Fuck yo couch, you dickhead in the stupid hat

Alex Mathieson @MathiesonAlex@Pontifex

do you fuck kids?

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