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Vatican rules out Facebook for Francis

'For now' sources say

28 February, 18:40
Pope Francis' General Audience
Pope Francis' General Audience
Vatican rules out Facebook for Francis

(ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - The Vatican has ruled out opening a Facebook profile for Pope Francis - for the time being, Church sources said Friday. Rumors of a potential Facebook page for the popular pope had been circulating online throughout the day. Meanwhile Vatican officials were content to watch the pontiff's Twitter presence, with roughly 12 million followers, continue to grow. According to recent data, no other world leader has a greater online following, amassing 1,737,300 average monthly Google searches for his name and another 49 million mentions on the Web at large.

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