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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.


  1. Some people were Tweeting about the encyclical days before it came out: 
  2. And this morning, Twitter exploded with Catholic tweets – but you don't need us to tell you that: 
  3. Many are quoting the encyclical directly, with #LumenFidei (that's Latin for #LightofFaith):
  4. People are devouring the encyclical – and maybe some sweets to go with it:
  5. And don't forget the canonizations: 
  6. "The day of four popes" – yep, that pretty much sums it up: