Five years of @franciscus, the Pope’s instagram account


It was 19 March 2016 when the online adventure of Francis’ channel began with the aim of becoming close to the world in mercy and tenderness. Today, it is followed by more than 7 million people who in turn interact, comment and share the different and special moments of the Pontiff’s mission.

It has been five years since Pope Francis opened his Instagram channel with his first post. Since then, @franciscus has seen its readership grow to more than 7,722,000, mainly in Brazil, the United States, Colombia and Italy, mostly between the ages of 25 and 34.

It is an extraordinary channel of sharing desired by the Pontiff with a goal declared in his Instagram biography: “I wish to walk with you along the path of mercy and tenderness of God.”

Five years of closeness, sharing, tenderness and mercy with which the Pope goes out to the world and the world responds by accompanying him in his mission as the successor of Peter.