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The Pope Now Has 10 Million Followers On Twitter

The Pope Now Has 10 Million Followers On Twitter

The Pope joined Twitter on December 12, 2012, and quickly started to rack up followers to his official @Pontifex account, as well as his eight other different language profiles.

Of course, when he first signed up, it was a different Pope writing those tweets – namely, Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped aside in March. His successor, Pope Francis, the first non-European Pope for 1,300 years, has more than lived up to the task, tripling @Pontifex’ total number of followers in six months to more than 10 million.

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The Pope Just Sent His First Tweet – And It Was From An iPad

Thanks to a heavenly marketing campaign we’ve known that this was coming for a while, but earlier today His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI dropped his first tweet from the official @Pontifex account, where he name-dropped Twitter and thanked the network for a “generous response”.

Of note: the tweet was sent from an iPad. Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

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