back to article Pope kicks off Easter week by triumphal entry into ... Instagram

The pope has celebrated the most solemn week in the Catholic calendar by expanding his social media presence and signing up to Instagram. In the process, he has also perhaps flagged up where Apple and Google are going wrong in their own social media efforts. Pope Francis has already continued his predecessor’s social media …

  1. BillG Silver badge
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    the papal piccy feed has amassed 1.5 million followers already. In the old days, holding the attention of just 5,000 followers required five fish and a couple of loaves.

    Love this turn of phrase. +1

  2. Florida1920 Silver badge

    This article is snarky and borderline blasphemous

    In other words, the kind of article that makes El Reg worth reading.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So the Church is getting down with the kids.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    1. Elmer Phud Silver badge

      that deserves an 'I'll get me coat' icon -- not anonymous.'

  4. Elmer Phud Silver badge

    does he unlock his phone by swiping up, down, left then right?

    (or whatever wavy thing they do)

    1. BoldMan

      Spectacles, Testicles, wallet, watch...

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Problem, dont have spectacles, many dont have testicles, I sometimes use a pocket watch and my wallet isnt allways carried in the same pocket - gets confusing...

      2. Pedigree-Pete

        Dave Allen....

        Can't find the clip of his joke about the Pope blessing the tramp who'd taken up residence in the Square so whilst I keep looking enjoy..


  5. TeeCee Gold badge


    "Pope on another social meejah thingy, pictures at 11."

    Wake me up when he opens a grindr account..........

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yawn. Who is this Pope guy? Is he someone I should care about?

  7. Mark 85 Silver badge

    I keep hoping...

    I keep hoping that a Cardinal Secola will be Pope and then we can have a Pope Secola.

  8. Wensleydale Cheese Silver badge
  9. JDX Gold badge

    I mean you could have used one of those images for the headline instead of filling up half a page with a silly stock image...

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