Pope takes internet by storm, hits one million Instagram followers in 12 hours

, 10:34 AM IST

Washington : In a happy surprise for the Catholic community across the globe, Pope Francis opened his account of Instagram and managed to garner a whopping one million followers in mere 12 hours.
According to CNN, his new account broke a record for getting one million followers as the previous record was 24 hours held by Football legend David Beckham.

Pope Francis’ new account was christened on Saturday with a photo of him kneeling in prayer. The accompanying message said “pray for me” in 9 languages.

His Instagram handle is ‘Franciscus’ and while the account will be separate from the official Vatican account, it will be maintained by members of the Vatican.

His Twitter account is also maintained by other people. (ANI)