Pope Francis’ Twitter Reaches 40 Million Followers

THE POPE'S TWITTER ACCOUNT @PONTIFEX HAS REACHED 40 MILLION FOLLOWERS, AN OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE VATICAN SAYS

(CNN) – Forty million.

That’s how many followers the pope’s officials Twitter account reached this week.

The pontiff joined Twitter nearly five years ago.

His Twitter handle, @pontifex, can be accessed in nine languages.

According to a press release from the Vatican, Pope Francis uses his daily tweets to offer spiritual thoughts throughout the globe.

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