March 13, 2014 8:41 AM EDT

As Pope Francis wraps up his first year as head of the Catholic Church, the social media-savvy pontiff tweeted out to his 3.7 million followers for religious support:

The Pope, named TIME’s Person of the Year, is celebrating his first anniversary on the job by spending the day in a prayer retreat outside Rome to mark Lent.

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