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The Pope is coming to Instagram, and here’s how to find him

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'The Lord commands you to like this photo of my lunch'

Blessed be thy feed, thy filters, and thy fleekness, so they say.

The Pope is joining popular photo-sharing service Instagram today, in a first for Vatican helmship.

Speaking to Vatican radio, a spokesperson for the leader of Christianity said the Pope’s very first photo would arrive on Saturday.

The Pope’s Instagram handle is already confirmed to be “franciscus”. We’re not sure if he chose it himself, or if it was given to him by some sort of divine insta-vention.

@Franciscus doesn't go anywhere yet – and it's assumed Instagram is protecting the name – but you can find the page here.

It’s worth noting that the handle is different from the Pope’s Twitter name, where he uses the handle @pontifex.

pontifex@pontifex probably has more followers than you

Pope Francis currently has 8.89 million followers on Twitter, and has posted 748 times since joining in February 2012.

He follows just eight other accounts, all of which are alternate-language versions of his own Twitter page. Vain much?

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The Pope has yet to create a Facebook page however, despite the service now being actively used by over a sixth of the world’s population.

Speaking on the matter in 2014, Pope Francis revealed concerns that people would post abuse on the page.

Which filter do you think will be the favourite for Pope Francis? Let us know in the comments.

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