August 19, 2014. ThePope's Twitter account has surpassed 15 million followers in the 9 languages where he publishes his tweets. The most popular accounts are Spanish, with almost 6.5 million followers; English, with more than 4 million followers and Italian, with almost 2 million followers.
August 13, 2014. Several hours before boarding his flight to Seoul, Pope Francis sent out a tweet asking for prayers for the fruits of his trip to South Korea.
As I begin my trip, I ask you to join me in praying for Korea and for all of Asia.â€” Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 13, 2014
August 12, 2014. The Pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Nikolaos Foskolos, the former Archbishop of Athens. He has named Sevastianos Rossolatosto succeed him.
August 11, 2014. Pope Francis has sent
a message of condolence for the plane crash in
Tehran which claimed the lives of almost 40 people. The Pope
expressed his sadness for the tragedy and prayed for the eternal
repose of the victims as well as consolation for their families. The
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent the
telegram in the Pope's name to Archbishop Ignazio
Bedini of Ispahan.
August 8, 2014. Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for Iraq via his Twitter account. The Pope asked to "pray for Iraqi Christians and all vulnerable populationsâ€ť as well as for "those who have been forced from their homes in Iraq.â€ť
Please take a moment today to pray for all those who have been forced from their homes in Iraq. #PrayForPeaceâ€” Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 8, 2014
August 7th, 2014. Pope Francis has named Fr. Bohdan Danylo as bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat (USA).
Would you like to congratulate Pope Francis on the first year of his pontificate?
It's now possible thanks to a website titled, www.graziefrancesco.com The way it works is pretty simple. It collects messages posted on Facebook, Twitter and its own website. The goal is to send all of them to the Pope on March 13th.
It's not just about sending a message, but also about sharing it, so users can read the comments others leave as well. To write something one must use the hashtag #ThankYouFrancis, which is available in eight languages.
The idea came from an Argentine group known as 'Lindo Lio' which roughly translates to 'Nice Mess.' Its mission is to use to internet to promote culture and charity.
So, through this website they're inviting everyone, not just Catholics, to send a thank you message to Pope Francis, to mark this unforgettable year in history.
On the first day it was launched the website collected over 2,500 messages.