Pope Francis Might Be Joining Instagram
We all know that Pope Francis is the internet’s favorite, with his sweet grandpa demeanor and downright kindly attitude toward women and the LGBT community. He’s even on Twitter, bringing a bit of love and prayer and a whole bunch of parody accounts to our timelines.
Now it looks like he could be joining Instagram, and we can hardly contain our excitement.
Italian newswire ANSA reports that the pontiff will make his Instagram debut on March 19 using the account name Franciscus, citing a Vatican Radio interview with Holy See spokesman Dario Viganò.
Pope Francis, who has extolled the ability of the Internet “to build a society which is healthy and open to sharing,” held a private audience with Instagram founder and chief executive officer Kevin Systrom last month […] Media reports don’t say if the two discussed setting up an official papal photo-sharing account, but they did talk about the power of images to bring people together across social boundaries…
Obviously we have a lot of questions. Are #PopeSelfies going to become a thing? Will he use #WCW to celebrate women in the Catholic church or would it just be the Virgin Mary every single time? Will he stress about what filter to use when he snaps a picture of his wine and wafers before Communion?
These are important religious matters that need addressing.