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'Say rosary in the family', pope tweets

'Prayer makes family life more solid'

03 May, 10:49
'Say rosary in the family', pope tweets (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 3 - Families should say the rosary together this month, Pope Francis tweeted Friday.

"It would be nice, in the month of May, to recite with all the family the Holy Rosary. Prayer makes family life more solid," the Argentine pontiff said on Twitter.

The number of Francis' Twitter followers has broken the six million mark in various languages including Latin the Vatican said Monday.

Francis's latest tweet was on Labour Day when he said his thoughts went out to "all those who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost". Most of the followers were already connected to the @pontifex tweet, launched by Pope Benedict in December 2012, but the new pope has added almost two million followers since his inauguration March 13.

The Pope's tweets are written in nine languages, including the Latin feed, which has some 87,000 followers, according to the most recent figures released by the Holy See.

Following the election to the papacy of Bueonos Aires archbishop Jorge' Mario Bergoglio , Spanish has rapidly closed in on English as the most read language for the Pope's tweets.

Over the past two weeks the number of faithful who have signed up to the pope's Portuguese-language tweets has boomed largely due to the fact that Francis will be in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July.

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