Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter, Only Follows Himself (Not @OneDirection) SHARE: Tweet Pope Benedict XVI has an iPad, and now he’s officially on Twitter … But @Pontifex only follows seven people, and they’re all himself. Just lost a bet — we thought for sure he’d be following this magnificent seven: @OneDirection, @Harry_Styles, @NiallOfficial, @zaynmalik, @Real_Liam_Payne, @Louis_Tomlinson and @JustinBieber. No tweets yet from the Pope’s new account. Follow Us If this whole Pope Tweets sounds familiar, it’s because the Pope actually tweeted in June 2011 as part of the launch of the Vatican’s new website, news.va. The handle wasn’t his, though, but that of the Vatican. Now that the Pope is all tech’d up, maybe it’s time for the church to update its offline policies on things like birth control. SEE ALSO: • The Pope, Made From Condoms • Pope Benedict’s First Tweet (Not @JustinBieber) • America’s First Saint Will Be 17th Century Mohawk Woman Follow Us MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:Mandela, A-Rod, Same DiffNelson Mandela Dies, Leaving ‘Best Human on Earth’ Title Up For GrabsNikki Finke Is Taking the Mandela News Well Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.