CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (AP) — El papa Benedicto XVI comenzará a enviar mensajes por Twitter en seis idiomas mediante su cuenta personal (at)Pontifex el 12 de diciembre, informó el lunes el Vaticano.

El Sumo Pontífice usará un formato de preguntas y respuestas, y se enfocará en responder cuestiones sobre la fe, en 140 caracteres, agregó.

El Papa envió su primer tuit el año pasado desde la cuenta del Vaticano para lanzar el portal de noticias de la Santa Sede. El asesor de comunicación del Vaticano, Greg Burke, dijo en conferencia de prensa que se eligió el nombre @Pontifex no sólo porque significa Papa en latín, sino también constructor de puentes, lo que denota unidad.

¿Qué tan seguido tuiteará el Papa?

"Tan seguido como él quiera", dijo Burke.

El Vaticano ha estado incrementando su presencia en las redes de socialización para difundir la fe, en particular entre los jóvenes.

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  • FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI touches a touchpad to send a tweet for the launch of the Vatican news information portal "www.news.va", at the Vatican. The Vatican said Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, that Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting in six languages from his own personal handle (at)Pontifex, on Dec. 12. The pontiff will be using a question and answer format in his first Tweet, focusing on answering questions about faith — in 140 characters. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

  • FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI touches a touchpad to send a tweet for the launch of the Vatican news information portal "www.news.va", at the Vatican. The Vatican said Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, that Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting in six languages from his own personal handle (at)Pontifex, on Dec. 12. The pontiff will be using a question and answer format in his first Tweet, focusing on answering questions about faith — in 140 characters. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

  • The Pope Benedict XVI Twitter webpage is displayed on a screen on the occasion of its official presentation at the Vatican press hall, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will join the tweeting masses on Dec. 12 using his own personal handle @Pontifex, responding live to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, the Vatican said Monday. Questions can be submitted to #askpontifex, and the pope will likely respond to three to five of them, the Vatican’s communications adviser Greg Burke told a news conference. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, left, and Vatican communications adviser Greg Burke present Pope Benedict XVI's Twitter web page, top right, to journalists at the Vatican press hall, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting in six languages from his own personal handle (at)Pontifex on Dec. 12. The Vatican said Monday the pope will be using a question and answer format in his first Tweet, focusing on answering questions about faith — in 140 characters. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Pope Benedict XVI Twitter webpage is displayed on a screen on the occasion of its official presentation at the Vatican press hall, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting in six languages from his own personal handle (at)Pontifex on Dec. 12. The Vatican said Monday the pope will be using a question and answer format in his first Tweet, focusing on answering questions about faith — in 140 characters. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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    View of the official Twitter account of Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on December 3, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will join Twitter from December 12, with regular tweets in eight languages from the account @pontifex just in time for Christmas. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • VATICAN-POPE-INTERNET-TWITTER

    View of the official Twitter account of Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on December 3, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will join Twitter from December 12, with regular tweets in eight languages from the account @pontifex just in time for Christmas. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)