Jesus Christ was the world’s first tweeter because his pronouncements were “brief and full of meaning,” Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday.
Christ “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another’,” said Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister.
“A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol,” Ravasi said at a conference with Italy’s leading newspaper editors.
The cardinal emphasized the importance of clergy making full use of modern-day computer technology.
“If a cleric, a pastor is not interested in communication, they are defying their duty,” he said.