On December 12, 10 years ago, Benoit sixteen Post your first tweet @tweet – The account was opened on December 3, 2012 – today it is among the most followed accounts in the world on Twitter. At the end of its tenth year of existence, @employee Reaching 53.5 million followers via 9 language channels (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Arabic, Latin). The number of followers in English and Spanish is close to 19 million, while the number of followers in Italian and Portuguese exceeds 5 million.
From January to today, the account has grown by 800,000 users compared to last year. Spanish, Portuguese and Italian accounts recorded the most growth. Tweets containing Pope Francis’ calls to end the war in Ukraine were the most engaged content over the past year, as well as tweets containing messages to populations and communities affected by conflicts and disasters whose followers the Pope asked to do so. Unite in prayer.
Tweets in the past two years regarding the pandemic have also been very divided. The Pope’s word in difficult times is also greatly appreciated on Twitter across the board. In 2020, the year of exceptional data, particularly due to the pandemic, tweets @tweet It has been viewed a total of 27 billion times.