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Pope's Latin tweets surprise with roaring success

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Quis hoc crederet? Against all the odds, Pope Francis's Latin-language Twitter account is a roaring success -- boasting 208,000 followers on Wednesday -- more than those following papal tweets in German or Arabic. 

The Latin-language Twitter account of Pope Francis, February 4, 2014, in Rome

Two months after former pontiff Benedict XVI joined the social networking site, enthusiasts of the ancient language persuaded him to open an account in Latin, without banking on it having much success. The response stunned them.

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