Pope’s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

A+
A
A-

Pope Francis AP PHOTO

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

“Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me,” the pontiff tweeted early Sunday.

Francis’s predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had opened the account on December 12, and interest in tweets from the pontiff surged after the Argentine pope was elected in March.

People around the world follow @pontifex in nine languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish and Latin.

Followers in Spanish are the largest group at four million, followed by English with three million and over more than million in Italian.

RELATED STORIES:

Social media greet first pope picked in Twitter age
Pope Francis’ first tweet matches Angelus call: ‘Pray for me’

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • ChrisT

    tweet, tweet, tweet!

  • UrHONOR

    Di ba ganyan din kadamo ang kay villegas, cruz, , pabilloh, argueles, palma, et cetera? :)

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos