Listers, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was the first Roman Pontiff to take to Twitter. After becoming Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, the Vatican deleted his Tweets and removed his papal coat of arms. In theory, the account will be passed down to one Successor of St. Peter to the next. The archive is provided by Vatican News.
After the papal resignation, all nine accounts of @Pontifex were cleared of all tweets and the famous sede vacante “umbrella” replaced the papal coat of arms.
The Tweets of Pope Benedict XVI