VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has passed 10 million followers across nine language accounts on the popular social-media network Twitter, where users publish messages of 140 characters or fewer. The only world leader with a greater number of followers on Twitter is U.S. President Barack Obama.
On Oct. 27, Pope Francis tweeted, “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.”
As of Oct. 29, the papal Twitter @Pontifex accounts had a total of 10,070,848 followers. The most popular account is the Spanish-language one, with more than 4 million followers. The English-language account comes in second, with...READ MORE