With his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis’ Twitter followers crossed 27 million. The Pope’s @Pontifex Twitter account is available in 9 languages. The most popular language is Spanish with 11,146,700 followers, the second is English with 8,680,000 and the Italian stands in the third position with 3,365,500 followers. Portuguese, Polish, French, Latin, Germany and Arabic are the other popular languages.
It was Pope Benedict who launched the @Pontifex account on the 12th of December 2012 and it was Pope Francis who tweets in it for the first time on 17th of March 2013.