Pope Francis started the New Year with Tweets of peace and the tenderness of God.
January 1, 2018: “Let us nurture the seeds of peace as they grow and let us transform our cities into workshops of peace.”
January 2, 2018: “In the simplicity of the nativity scene we encounter and contemplate the tenderness of God which reveals itself in the Baby Jesus.”
Twitter account Francis @Pontifex reached more than 40 million subscribers. The Holy Father’s Tweets are issued in nine languages – about a third of the followers are English speakers.
In addition, Instagram @Francis — opened March 19, 2016 – has nearly five million followers.