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Nope, The Pope Did Not Just Post His First Selfie

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The "first selfie" of a grinning Pope Francis spread on social media on Monday, adding to his immense "pappeal."

Instagram: @vatican__

The "selfie" was posted by an Instagram account claiming to be the official IG of the Holy See with more than 140,000 followers. It was picked up by several media outlets.

Move over @KimKardashian! @Pontifex posts his first selfie https://t.co/xGoEQQk3CA

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The Instagram account, vatican_, which posted the "selfie" is not the official Instagram account of the Holy See. The official papal IG is newsva which has yet to post any selfies.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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