22 million followers to Pope Francis on Twitter

twitterPope Francis is gaining followers day by day. And the flow of followers has gained huge momentum after his historic visit to Latin America. The number of people following on Pope’s twitter handle @Pontifex has surpassed 22 million in nine languages. The last one million hike came in just 40 days, thanks to his visit to South America.


Pope Francis’ visit to South American countries including Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay had been a hot topic of discussion of social media, making immense impact on internet and digital media. His way of addressing common man and the speaking in common man’s language putting forwarding solutions to the genuine issues of contemporary man has gained enormous popularity.


Among the Twitter accounts of Pope, the Spanish account stands on top in popularity with 9,347,116 followers while English account has 6,586, 373 followers.