Pope toasts his 10 million Twitter followers with note
ReutersROME -- A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media.
October 28, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
“Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you!” the pontiff wrote on his nine accounts, which publish simultaneously in languages including Latin, Polish, and Arabic.
“I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me.”
The first non-European pope in 1,300 years has tripled the number of followers of the
@pontifex handles since succeeding Benedict XVI in March, according to the Vatican, which announced Francis had reached 10 million after adding together the followers of all his accounts.