What’s next with social media at the Vatican? Resigning Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope ever to use social media. You can find him on Twitter and ask a question at #askpontifex.

The pope has 2.5 million followers on his Twitter account. Currently there is no dedicated social media person in the Vatican, and every tweet must be approved by the pope himself. Check out the story of the pope’s social media foray here.

While the Vatican’s entry into social media has been tentative, you can bet the tweets will be flying as the cardinals convene and send their smoke signals to the world indicating their progress on the next pope’s election.