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Pope Benedict XVI (AP Graphic) Pope Benedict XVI (AP Graphic)

One of Twitter's biggest draws will send his last tweet next week. Pope Benedict's twitter account will be closed February 28, the day he resigns the papacy. Expect the last tweet on February 27.

The Pope's twitter account opened in December, 2012. He has more than 2 million followers.

The new pontiff will not be surprised when he can't please all Catholics. A Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds a great divide.

Forty-six percent of those polled want the next pontiff to move in a new direction. Fifty-one percent, however, want the pope to maintain traditional positions.

Almost 60 percent think it would be "good" for the pope to allow priests to marry. Sixty percent also would like to see the new pontiff come from a developing world, such as Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

 

 

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