Pope Francis Sends First Tweet ‘Pray for Me’

RIA Novosti
Sunday 17th March, 2013

VATICAN CITY, March 17 (RIA Novosti) – The new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis posted his first tweet on Sunday to engage with over 3 million followers of his personal Twitter account, with a message: “Pray for me.” “Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and ask you to continue to pray for me,” the Argentine pope tweeted from the @Pontifex account, which was previously used by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis’ first tweet had over 13,000 retweets within the first hours of posting. After

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