Oh, now 185,914. Impressive. Climbing. Ascending!
I see he's "following" 7, but it turns out all 7 are himself, in various different languages.
I went there via Twitchy, which says: "Shameful: Pope Benedict XVI joins Twitter, vile hate starts before his first tweet."
The great thing about Ratzinger's twitter is that we can finally report the Pope for abuse. Abuse of boys, human rights & twitter @PontifexPredictable.