Francis Won’t Stop Posting Pictures Of Meager, Humble Meals On Instagram

March 21, 2016 by  
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Pope Francis has launched his new Instagram account with a comment in which he said, “I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of the mercy and to show you selfies taken just moments after my workouts.”

Francis, who goes under the Instagram name “Franciscus,” moments later posted a picture of his outfit of the day, followed by one of him praying the rosary while doing a “duck face” in front of the mirror.

Speaking earlier this week with EOTT, the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò said the decision to open an Instagram account arises from the Pope’s conviction that “pictures can reveal many things that words can’t, such as what you decided to order off the menu.”

“There’ve been many times His Holiness has wanted people to know what he was drinking, but could not because he didn’t have the means to do so without mentioning it during one of his Wednesday audiences. Now he can simply post a picture of his Caramel Macchiato and be certain that people know that he’s drinking a Caramel Macchiato; because, as we all know, what’s the point of drinking a Caramel Macchiato if no one knows? Using Instagram, he will now also have the ability to see how many likes he gets or doesn’t get on a particular post, giving him a better gauge as to what type of encyclical he should write next. But the true aim of this papal Instagram account, he continued, is to simply tell the story of the Pontificate of Pope Francis through images of latte art, sunsets, clouds, and more importantly, his legs while tanning pool side at the Vatican.”