Pope Francis: The Tweetable Pope

Recently I read that Pope Francis is something of a rock star, drawing crowds numbering in the thousands.

He’s a compelling figure, for sure.TweetablePope

And now he’s in a historic visit of the US: visiting the White House, celebrating a Roman Catholic mass, addressing Congress, and even canonizing a saint, while at it.

HarperOne has sent me a copy of Boston Globe journalist and Catholic commentator Michael O’Loughlin The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters, which examines the pope’s extensive and revelatory use of social media and was published to coincide with the pontiff’s visit to the United States in September 2015.

According to O’Loughlin, “Pope Francis’s social media output reveals the secret to his popularity and provides a window into his priorities, passions, and exciting and revolutionary vision for the Church…. by following these 140-character sermons, we not only better understand the pope’s revolutionary agenda but can also be inspired to be better Christians. ”

It’s an interesting read thus far.

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