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Well, not many people know, or at least they didn’t until huffingtonpost.com published a feature that Pope Francis has an account on Instagram. It’s been kept low-key to date but the Catholic News Service has reported ‘after a trial run of several months, the Vatican Instagram is set to become one of News.va’s main platforms for social media communication.’

Pope Francis is very popular on Twitter, take a look at @Pontifex and you’ll see that it’s currently sporting 3,062,959 followers. He appears to tweet daily, with posts like this:

‘Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy’.

Where we find hate and darkness, may we bring love and hope, in order to give a more human face to society’.

With the bigger push now towards Instagram, apparently followers will see ‘inspiring scenes that recall the presence of God in our lives: Sometimes we will find objects, or (signs) used as metaphors, or persons sharing with us the joy of being Christians,” according to José-Miguel Chavarría Múgica, a web producer for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the creator of the Papal Instagram account. He told The Huffington Post, “We are at a very early stage with Instagram. Now we are just exploring different options for all kinds of audiences.”

Check out Pope Francis’ Instagram feed here

This one is a fake one, avoid this if you can.

 

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
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