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In this file photo from 12 December 2012, Pope Benedict XVI posts the first papal Tweet, flanked by Archbishop Angelo Becciu (R)

In this file photo from 12 December 2012, Pope Benedict XVI posts the first papal Tweet, flanked by Archbishop Angelo Becciu (R)

Pope’s Twitter account marks 5 years: ‘Useful for evangelization’

11/12/2017 09:53

Five years after the first papal Tweet was posted by Benedict XVI, Archbishop Angelo Becciu from the Secretariat of State explains the significance of social media as a modern tool for evangelization

Peter's Pence is a charitable Office of the Holy See

Peter's Pence is a charitable Office of the Holy See

Pope's charity goes social

30/03/2017 13:02

People around the world can now connect directly with the Peter’s Pence Office on Twitter (@Obolus_EN) and Instagram. The Office collects donations offered by the faithful as signs of their sharing in the Pope's concerns for the many different needs of the Universal Church.

 

A smartphone displays a tweet of Pope Francis reading 'Please pray for me'

A smartphone displays a tweet of Pope Francis reading 'Please pray for me'

Vatican workshop on ‘Twitter Diplomacy at Holy See’

03/03/2017 17:02

A one-day workshop was held on Friday in the Vatican on ‘Twitter Diplomacy at the Holy See’, an event hosted by the Vatican Secretariat for Communications (SPC), in conjunction with the British Embassy to the Holy See

 

A mobile phone displays a tweet of Pope Francis amid news that his followers on Twitter now exceed 27 million.

A mobile phone displays a tweet of Pope Francis amid news that his followers on Twitter now exceed 27 million.

Pope Francis’ followers on Twitter now exceed 27 million

18/02/2016 16:39

During his visit to Mexico, the number of Pope Francis’ followers on his @Pontifex Twitter account topped 27 million.

 

Pope Francis during 14-18 August 2014 to Korea

Pope Francis during 14-18 August 2014 to Korea

Pope Francis in Korea: Global tweets show mixed interest

22/08/2014 12:01

China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia displayed little to no interest in Pope Francis’ recent trip to Korea according to the Italian research firm Datalytics which analyses Twitter trends.

Displaced Iraqi citizens take refuge at St. Joseph Church in Ibril, northern Iraq.

Displaced Iraqi citizens take refuge at St. Joseph Church in Ibril, in northern Iraq.

Pope sends plea for peace via Twitter

09/08/2014 10:28

Pope Francis called the Catholic Church to pray for peace this weekend on his Twitter account this morning.

 

Pope Francis at Israeli Wall

Pope Francis prays at Israel's separation barrier at Bethlehem

Pope Francis’ Holy Land trip in Tweets

29/05/2014 10:00

Pope Francis’ May 24-26 trip to the Holy Land generated a huge global conversation on social media.  How did people around the globe follow the Pope's activities on Twitter?

 

Canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII

Canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII in St. Peter's square

2popesaints: the Canonization in Tweets

16/05/2014 10:58

What Tweets were trending and where did they come from during the double Canonization April 27th of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII? The Italian startup Datalytics crunches the numbers for us...