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The most followed cardinals on Twitter

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Following modern trends, Catholic leaders are quickly adapting to social media. Pope Francis has over 14 million Twitter followers. And while, their audience may be smaller, cardinals are also making good use of this new tool

The Archbishop of New York, Card. Timonty Dolan is by far the most popular prelate on the site. Despite not tweeting often, he has over 165,000 followers.

Next up is Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, with over 63,000 followers; followed by Archbishop of Sao Paulo Odilo Scherer, with 56,000.

American and Italian prelates have the greatest presence online. In addition to Dolan and Ravasi, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Milan Cardinal Angelo Scola have large following on Twitter, more than 30,000 each.

Rounding out the list are Bogota archbishop, Card. Ruben Salazar, with 16,000 followers, and South African Wilfrid Napier, with 12,000.

The most active, based on their number of tweets, are Cardinals Scherer, Napier, Scola, and Barcelona's Lluis Martinez i Sistach.


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