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Jesus Cast the First Tweet, Says Vatican Cardinal

By Gary Cutlack on at

Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi has compared the words of Jesus to today's modern tweeting universe, suggesting that God's special agent used short, brief sentences to get his words across to his followers better. A bit like if he was on Twitter.

Speaking to reporters in the Vatican, Ravasi said of Jesus that he: "...used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like 'Love one another'."

Jesus (pictured above in the world's first ever low-resolution selfie) was also the first television celebrity too, according to the deep-thinking cardinal, who added: "A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol."

Gianfranco Ravasi has been practising what he just preached too, with his own Twitter account currently home to some brief sound-bites sourced from the Bible he's calling tweet-homilies. Given that many people still quote old Mr Jesus today, he's certainly doing quite well for himself in the retweet wars. [AFP]

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