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Nearly 6 Million People Traveled To The Vatican To See Pope Francis In 2014

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

If you need more proof of Pope Francis’ rock star status, look no further than this report from Rome. Faithful Catholics had the chance to see P...

Holy Ghostwriters: Behind the Pope's Tweets and Encyclicals

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

Francis is now busy with something more magisterial, more doctrinal: a new encyclical. The last one, released in July 2013, was taken from one already much prepared by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. This time, it will be fully his own and deal with "human ecology."

Pope Tweets His First Photo In Powerful Appeal For Peace In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis tweeted his first-ever photo on Friday in a powerful display of solidarity with humanitarian efforts in Iraq. The image, originally tw...

Pope Francis Has More Clout On Twitter Than Any Other World Leader: Study

AFP | Jonathan Fowler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social networ...

Vatican Communications Chief Says Church Can't Ignore Social Media

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Social media can bring out the worst in people, and even Pope Francis’ enormously popular Twitter feed is peppered with nasty comment...

The Reason Pope Francis Won't Join Facebook

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology

Since joining Twitter, Pope Francis, or @Pontifex, has been a hit, garnering over 4 million followers and even getting verified! So why hasn't the...

Pope Francis' First Message Continues To Ring True, One Year Later

Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion

Today is the one year anniversary of Pope Francis' election, and he has marked the occasion by repeating the simple request that he originally asked o...

You Won't Believe Who Joined Twitter in 2013

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.17.2013 | Fifty

What can you say about a year in which former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright took to the Twittersphere, sending tweets under the handle of @mad...

Vatican Gets '.Catholic' Internet Domain Name And Lays Out The Rules

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The Vatican has secured the use of the new Internet domain name “.catholic,” but bloggers hoping that platform could ramp up their own ...

Pope Francis On Instagram: Can We Expect More Pope Selfies?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion

Did you know that Pope Francis is on Instagram? Not many do, as the News.va account only has a paltry follower count of 211. But all that might cha...

@Pontifex Asks Twitter To #Prayforpeace

Posted 09.06.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis has not held back from expressing his vehement opposition to a military strike on Syria, tweeting almost exclusively about peace since Se...

Pope's First Selfie Wins Twitter

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis is winning Twitter. The tweeting Pope upped the ante yesterday by posing for an incredible selfie at the Vatican on Wednesday. See it for...

Pope Francis Wins Twitter!

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion

A recent study by Twiplomacy reports that Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets from his @...

Pope Francis Tweets To Young Pilgrims

Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis went out on social media to greet young pilgrims who are traveling to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day that starts next week. The P...

Hunter Stuart

Get Out Of Purgatory By Following This Event On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion

Well this is a pretty sweet deal. Pope Francis has offered a reward to people who follow a Catholic youth event on Twitter and other social media ...

Pope Francis Tweets: 'Join Me In Praying' For Texas

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion

WEST, Texas -- The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town....

Pope Francis Is Already A Twitter Superstar

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis is blowing up the Twitterverse. With many of his nine multilingual accounts actively pulling in thousands of new followers every day,...

These Twitter Accounts Do Not Belong To The Pope

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology

As soon as the new Pope was chosen, a land-grab for Pope Twitter handles commenced, as did a swirl of confusion over what was real. One account in...