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Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
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Pope Benedict XVI's twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed on a laptop in this photo illustration taken in Rome December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI's twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed on a laptop in this photo illustration taken in Rome December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI's twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed on a laptop in this photo illustration taken in Rome December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad device at the Vatican in this file photo dated June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
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