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Vatican newspaper welcomes Pius XII Twitter account

Catholic World News - October 09, 2013

L’Osservatore Romano has published an article by Don Luigi Testa, an Italian Salesian priest, welcoming the appearance of a Twitter account that posts the words of Venerable Pius XII.

The article appeared on October 9, the 55th anniversary of the Pontiff’s death.

Father Testa noted that the account was founded by a 26-year-old student and said he found it “surprising” that most of the followers are young.

Referring to Pope Francis’s famous phrase, Father Testa said that youth are the first to recognize which pastors have “the smell of the sheep.” The tweets from the account convey “the image of Pius XII as it was actually experienced by his contemporaries”: that of a shepherd who was “wholly attentive to heal the wounds of men.”

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