Follow Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter

The Vatican revealed the new personal Twitter account for Pope Benedict XVI, @Pontifex on Monday, meaning the leader of the global Catholic church will officially join millions of people around the globe on the social media site.

The Pope will answer a question about faith in his first tweet, slated for next Wednesday, Vatican officials said. They said that anyone could send in a question via the hashtag #askpontifex or #B16. The Vatican said the initial tweets from the pope will come on Wednesdays in conjunction with his general audiences in Rome but that the 140 character missals may become more frequent.