The Catholic Church of Colombia is spreading the word of God through Twitter after opening an account on December 12.
The Church was spurred on after Pope Benedict XVI became the first to evangelize through such unconventional methods.
The Twitter account is registered under the name of Colombia’s Arch Bishop Ruben Salazar with the intention of jumping on the Pope’s technological evangelization bandwagon.
“Modern techniques offer superb service that we cannot miss, (…) if the Holy Father has decided to open an account, it seemed important to us that the Church in Colombia has the ability to communicate with others through Twitter accounts,” claimed the Arch Bishop.
The first ever tweet went out on Wednesday December 12, thanking the Holy Father for his innovative methods of expressing his faith.
Santo Padre, la Iglesia en Colombiaagradece su pastoreo de fe, esperanza y amor. También en las redes sociales ora a Dios por su santidad.
— Rubén Salazar Gómez (@cardenalruben) December 12, 2012
After two days and 15 tweets the account already is followed by over 1,300 people and is growing rapidly, however the Colombian Church refused to follow anyone but the Holy Father himself.