Six months after launching @Pontifex on Twitter, the Holy Father now has more Spanish followers than English. The achievement has been credited to the adoring fans of Pope Francis across the Spanish-speaking world.
Six months ago, Pope Benedict XVI tapped his first tweet into an iPad. At that time, millions of people in the English-speaking world followed him on Twitter. Benedict also tweeted in Spanish under the handle @Pontifex_es.
As of today, Pope Francis now has more followers under @Pontifex_es than on his English account.
In addition to the fact that Frances is from Argentina, another reason for the milestone is Twitter"s rapid spread in the Spanish-speaking world. Smart phones and iPads are no longer just a North American phenomenon.