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Pope's 'Twitter' Milestone!

posted Jun 16, 2013, 4:24 PM by Bohernabreena Parish Administrator   [ updated Jun 16, 2013, 4:24 PM ]

Exactly six months since B16 tapped an iPad to launch @Pontifex into the Twitter sphere, for the first time, the English-language feed intended as the medium's papal flagship was eclipsed by its Spanish counterpart. This may reflect the arrival of the first Latin American Pope and Twitter's rapidly increasing use in the larger Spanish-speaking world.  Pope Francis tweets now reach a combined audience of 6.9 million people. The rapid growth of the account has made the pontiff among the 100 most sought-out people on Twitter.

As seen  above, following his weekly Wednesday audience Pope Francis met with Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts! Theye are  part of  a major gathering of Harley devotees in Rome this weekend, many of whom are expected to attend the pontiff's Sunday Angelus.