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Pope's Twitter following exceeds 7 million people

Spanish speakers flock to @Pontifex

Pope's Twitter following exceeds 7 million people

Vatican City, July 2 - The pope's Twitter account has more than seven million followers, the official Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano reported on Tuesday. Pope Francis inherited the @Pontifex account on the social network Twitter from his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI. "Pope Francis's presence on the social network is attracting an increasing number of people, especially the young, who are the Internet's major users," the Vatican daily wrote. The largest group of followers - 2,736,800 - subscribe to the pope's feed in Spanish. The second largest group - 2,637,600 - reads in English. Italian comes third, with 859,000 followers. Latin was chosen by 119,000 followers - more than German, with 115,100. Arabic was chosen by 68,200.

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