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Pope Francis' Twitter Passes 10 Million Followers

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - OCTOBER 26:  Pope Francis leaves after a meeting of prayer with families at St. Peter's Square on Oct
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - OCTOBER 26: Pope Francis leaves after a meeting of prayer with families at St. Peter's Square on October 26, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Speaking in St. Peter's Square to thousands of families gathered to celebrate a weekend Family Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Peter, Pope Francis invited all generations to come together and live the joy of Faith. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis thanked his Twitter fans on Sunday, as the combined follower count of the @Pontifex handles which publish simultaneously in nine different languages has just clocked in at over 10 million. On the Twitter social ladder, that makes him more popular than the New York Times and just a little less than Kanye West.

Since Pope Francis succeeded Pope Benedict XVI in March, he's already tripled the the number of @Pontifex followers. His pontificate has also seen the birth of the first papal Instagram account, where you can find adorable photos of Papa Francesco letting children borrow his pope hat, smelling flowers, looking thoughtful, waving to crowds, and being his genial self.

Watch out, Yeezus. The tweeting Pope is coming for you.

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