Pope Francis has officially joined the popular photo-sharing social network platform Instagram on Saturday! The Pope posted his debut picture on Instagram under the handle ‘franciscus’. He already has over 2 lakh followers.
Founded in 2010, Instagram has around 400 million users worldwide and growing.
I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of mercy and the tenderness of God.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 19, 2016
Francis’ Instagram debut will mark his second major social media presence after Twitter. His Twitter account (@Pontifex) with around 9 million followers has a variety of religious messages but very few photos.
Perhaps joining Instagram will give him an opportunity to visually communicate his messages to his followers across the globe.