Johannesburg, Oct 28: Pope Francis has reportedly smashed the record of his predecessor for having 10 million followers on the microblogging site Twitter.
Francis posted via his Twitter handle @Pontifex thanking his followers and asking them to continue praying for him.
According to News 24, Francis’s immediate predecessor, Benedict XVI, had about 3 million followers at the end of his papacy.
However, Francis has a lot of most-followed on Twitter personalities including pop music stars like Justin Bieber having more than 46 million followers, Katy Perry nearly 46 million and Lady Gaga more than 40 million and the US President Barack Obama with 39 million followers. (ANI)