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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...

Pope Francis Warns The Global Economy Is Near Collapse

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

The global economic system is near collapse, according to Pope Francis. An economy built on money-worship and war and scarred by yawning inequality...

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...

Here's How You Can Ask Pope Francis To Stop LGBT Violence With Just A Click

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

Though Pope Francis has been praised for his famously tolerant statement, "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord," there is a ...

Obama To Meet With Pope Francis

AP | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of a European trip scheduled for March. T...

Pope Francis' Twitter Flock Passes Major Milestone

Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis thanked his Twitter fans on Sunday, as the combined follower count of the @Pontifex handles which publish simultaneously in nine differen...

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...

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,...

New Pope's First Tweet

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

The Vatican wasted no time returning to Twitter after the new pope was chosen, resurrecting the official account that was scraped of content when Po...

Live-Tweeting the Papal Conclave: Why Not?

Sean Donahue | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Sean Donahue

I have a better chance of playing for the Boston Bruins than following the inner workings of the papal conclave on Twitter. But it's not outside the realm of practical modern day thinking. Above all, it could be a game-changer at a time when the church badly needs one.

#ThanksPontifex: Catholics Express Gratitude For Pope

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

Catholic faithful and papal admirers around the world expressed their gratitude for Pope Benedict XVI on his final day as Supreme Pontiff. Check o...

@Pontifex Lives On

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.23.2013 | Technology

When Pope Benedict XVI announced in early February that he was going to resign, the first question everyone asked was: Why? The second was: Who will t...

11 Ways To Power Up For Lent

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media. He blesses the world of Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.

Tweet The Pope About Fiscal Cliff, Catholic Group Urges

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- To give tweets is to receive them. Knowing that, a Catholic group wants one of Twitter's newest users, Pope Benedict XVI, to pressure De...

The Pope Tweets (Parody)

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Deciding to "go rogue," as the pope jauntily put it, Benedict shut the door of his office and began communicating with his flock (and anyone else who's following him). Below is a partial inaugural Twitter feed from His Holiness.

Tweet The Pope

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With the push of a button, I sent a tweet to the pope at #AskPontifex, the new Twitter account the Vatican set up for Pope Benedict XVI. It's nice to go straight to the top.

Bishop Reportedly Blames Jews For Criticism Of Catholic Church Record On Abuse

Guardian | Tom Kington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A furious transatlantic row has erupted over quotes that were attributed to a retired Italian bishop, which suggested that Jews were behind the curren...