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Pope Francis Is Joining Instagram

Mar 16, 2016

Get ready to see Pope Francis in a whole new light—or at least a new filter.

The Pope is joining Instagram with the handle @franciscus on March 19, reports Italian news agency ANSA, citing an comments from Monsignor Dario Viganò, who heads the Vatican's communications wing, on Vatican Radio.

Pope Francis is already on Twitter with the handle @Pontifex and has 8.87 million followers.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis met with Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom at the Vatican to discuss the power of images and how pictures can "unite people across borders, cultures and generations."

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