Pope Francis is now on Instagram. He passed 1 million followers in 12 hours (it took David Beckham 24 hours to reach that number)
The progressive pontif loves the internet, sees it as a place of hope and he has embraced technology after meeting Instagram Founder, Apple CEO and Alphabet bosses on a recent trip to silicon valley.
So to everyone born before 1980, if you think social media isn't for you, perhaps it is time for some divine inspiration.
"Let us boldly become citizens of a global world" Pope Francis, 2016.
The “people’s Pope” decided to get into the Instagram game a month after a meeting with the social-networking platform’s founder, Kevin Systrom, in which Systrom presented His Holiness with a hand-curated book with 10 Instagram photos from around the world, according to Instagram. Lest you think this is a one-sided relationship, with companies using all the good will surrounding the Pope for their marketing gain, the Pontiff is the first to tell you how much he gets from the Internet, which he once called a “gift from God.” “The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity; a network not of wires but of people,” he said in a speech from 2014. “Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world.”