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Sunday, 20 March 2016
Pope Francis Has Joined Instagram, and This Is His First-Ever Post
Welcome to Instagram, Pope Francis!
The Pope officially joined Instagram on Saturday (Mar. 19, 2016), and he already has over 570k followers and counting. Even though he won’t beat Caitlyn Jenner’s world record for over 1 million followers in under four hours, he’s well on his way to becoming a very popular man on social media.
His first post shows him praying, with the caption “Pray for me” written in English and eight other languages. The religious leader is already on Twitter under the handle @Pontifex, so it was only a matter of time before he made his presence known on Instagram too.
“Watching Pope Francis post his first photo to Instagram today was an incredible moment. @franciscus, welcome to the Instagram community! Your messages of humility, compassion and mercy will leave a lasting mark,” Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systromposted on Instagram, alongside a photo of him shaking hands with The Pope.
We can’t wait to see which celebs will follow him! We know Leonardo DiCaprio will.