Pope lays out concerns, petitions one tweet at a time, with ever growing following
August 24, 2013. (Romereports.com) A month after the end of WYD Rio 2013, the event’s impact on the Pope’s Twitter account is very noticeable. In August, the account @Pontifex grew by more than 585,000 followers. In the months before, the account added an average of 240,000 followers per month. In other words, during the month of August, it grew twice as fast.
This month, Pope Francis has issued tweets every other day, and several have been re-tweeted more than 13,000 times.