2 new saints + 1 encyclical = busy day for Catholic twitter
It's a buzzing news day for Catholics: Pope Francis released his first encyclical, "The Light of Faith" (which is mostly Benedict XVI's work,) and two former popes (John Paul II and John XXIII) will be canonized as saints by the year's end. Here's a look at the busy world of Catholic tweets.
- Some people were Tweeting about the encyclical days before it came out:
- — Josh Canning (@CatholicJosh)Wed, Jul 03 2013 07:53:18
- And this morning, Twitter exploded with Catholic tweets – but you don't need us to tell you that:
- — Fr James Bradley (@frjamesbradley)Fri, Jul 05 2013 08:21:00Canonisation of two blessed Popes announced and a new encyclical on faith published. It's a busy day here in Rome!
- — Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez)Fri, Jul 05 2013 04:05:23Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night & suffices for the journey. #LumenFidei
- — Ryan Eggenberger (@RyanEggenberger)Fri, Jul 05 2013 09:11:12Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love - Francis #lumenfidei
- People are devouring the encyclical – and maybe some sweets to go with it:
- — hannah williams (@hanmariams)Fri, Jul 05 2013 08:45:10
- And don't forget the canonizations:
- — James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ)Fri, Jul 05 2013 05:09:19Overjoyed by this morning's news of two upcoming canonizations. I deeply admire John Paul II and John XXIII is my great hero. #ThanksFrancis
- "The day of four popes" – yep, that pretty much sums it up:
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