President Shimon Peres has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI, both octogenarians, to social media with a personal tweet. Peres, 89, tweeted on Tuesday, "Your holiness, welcome to Twitter. Our relations with the Vatican are at their best and can form a basis to further peace everywhere." "The 85-year-old pope did not immediately respond. He joined Twitter on Monday and gained more than 500,000 followers the day after the Vatican unveiled his handle @Pontifex, even though he hadn't sent a single tweet yet." Peres tweets pope a welcome - Israel Culture, Ynetnews sheesh..."immediately" as in "never." maybe later peres, maybe later will the leader of 1.4 billion catholics get back to you about the concerns of your puny cult. please hold your breath. tell that smarmy little genocide advocate and colossal whiner peres to leave our pope (and millions of palestinians), alone. "oooo ooooo. i tweeted the pope. i tweeted the pope. maybe he will tweet back. i hope. i hope. i hope." pathetic.