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Pope Francis launches "Franciscus" Instagram account

Monday 21 March 2016, by SIGNIS

Rome, March, 21st, 2016 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis launched Saturday his new Instagram account, under the name “Franciscus”.

His first image is a picture of himself in prayer.

“The launch of the Pope’s Instagram account will increase his substantial presence on social media platforms”, after his Twitter accounts.

“Speaking earlier this week with Vatican Radio, the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò said the decision to open an Instagram account arises from the Pope’s conviction that pictures can reveal many things that words can’t.”

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