What happens to @pontifex after Papal resignation?
(Vatican Radio) In response to numerous queries as to whether the Holy Father's twitter
account will be permanently shut down following his resignation, Msgr. Paul Tighe,
under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications issued the following
The Twitter account @pontifex was created for the exclusive use
of the Pope.
@pontifex will be inactive during the interim period between the
renouncement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of his successor (sede vacante).
will be available for use by the next Pope as he may wish.