RELIGION
10/28/2013 11:21 am ET

Pope Francis' Twitter Passes 10 Million Followers

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Pope Francis thanked his Twitter fans on Sunday, as the combined follower count of the @Pontifex handles which publish simultaneously in nine different languages has just clocked in at over 10 million. On the Twitter social ladder, that makes him more popular than the New York Times and just a little less than Kanye West.

Since Pope Francis succeeded Pope Benedict XVI in March, he's already tripled the the number of @Pontifex followers. His pontificate has also seen the birth of the first papal Instagram account, where you can find adorable photos of Papa Francesco letting children borrow his pope hat, smelling flowers, looking thoughtful, waving to crowds, and being his genial self.

Watch out, Yeezus. The tweeting Pope is coming for you.

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