Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is keeping up with the times. The 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church made headlines today, Saturday when he joined social networking app Instagram, gaining 325,000 followers (and counting) in two hours.
Pope Francis whose instagram handle is @Franciscus in his first post on the Instagram said, “I want to walk with you along the way of God’s mercy and tenderness” as his bio, shared an image of himself kneeling, bedecked in his white robe with the caption “Pray for me.”
Instagram is the second social media channel that the globally-renowned Catholic leader has joined. In 2013, Pope Francis took over both the Papacy from Pope Benedict XVI and his Twitter account (@Pontifex), which has 8.89 million followers.
He also shared the news of his most recent account on Twitter, informing his followers, “I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of mercy and the tenderness of God.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter