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The New Pope's First Tweet

25,000 retweets in the first 10 minutes. It roughly translates as "We Have Pope Francis."

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Only 800,000 more retweets to catch Barack Obama's election tweet. Good luck, @Pontifex. Don't forget to ignore your at replies.

Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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