Pope Francis joins Instagram

Pope Francis joins Instagram
Posted at 11:10 AM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 11:10:51-04

He already tweets -- now, Pope Francis is also on Instagram.

The pope joined Instagram as @Franciscus on Saturday morning. Within three hours of joining, with one post, the Pontifex had more than 400,000 followers.


Pray for me Rezad por mí Pregate per me Priez pour moi Módlcie si za mnie Rezem por mim Betet für mich Orate pro me

A photo posted by Pope Francis (@franciscus) on

His Instagram bio says "I want to walk with you along the way of God's mercy and tenderness."

He also tweeted about his transition -- a new journey -- Saturday morning.

Comments on the pope's first post on Instagram ranged from "welcome to instagram father" from user @fredhofiq to a.nnagram.13's comment, "can't wait for his selfies ."