The number of Pope Francis’ followers on his @Pontifex Twitter accounts in nine languages climbed above 27 million during his recent visit to Mexico. The most popular language is Spanish with 11,146,700 followers, the second is English with 8,680,000 followers and the third is Italian with 3,365,500. The other languages in order of popularity are Portuguese, Polish, French, Latin, German and Arabic.
Pope Benedict launched the @Pontifex account on 12 December 2012 whilst Pope Francis tweeted his first tweet on 17 March 2013.
Source: Vatican Radio