Jesus Tweeted First, Says Vatican Cardinal

And he stayed well under the 140-character limit, too

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A Vatican cardinal has made headlines on the web for arguing Jesus was the first to broadcast his teachings in a way that’s “brief and full of meaning,” much like a tweet, AFP reports via France24.

In a news conference Wednesday, Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s version of a culture minister and former favorite to be Pope, claimed Jesus “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another.'”

The Internet-savvy cardinal took to Twitter today to prove his point:

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