The Pope’s first five Instagrams

InstaPope is our Sistine Chapel

Popes are active in the culture. They’re not above it or off to one side. That’s obvious. The current Pope, Francis, is on two of the big social media platforms — Twitter and Instagram . Not Facebook, surprisingly, and not Snapchat. Although there was a very popular Snapchat Pope filter when he visited the US in 2015. And he’s not on the big non-US platforms either (in China, the Catholic Church now recognises the Government-appointed bishops, so maybe they’ll let him have a Weibo account some time).

I’m a trustee at the amazing Poppy Academy Trust, a social media editor in radio, a poet and a volunteer at Watford Refugees.

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