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Pope Francis Said The Virgin Mary Was The First Influencer And Twitter Responded In Kind

"Without social networks, she became the first 'influencer': the 'influencer' of God."

Posted on January 26, 2019, at 11:42 p.m. ET

Hello. Breaking news. Pope Francis tweeted a hot take about who he considers to be the first ~influencer~.

I know...

On Saturday night, the pontiff tweeted that the Virgin Mary was the most influential woman, and therefore, the first "influencer" on behalf of God.

Here is the tweet.

With her “yes”, Mary became the most influential woman in history. Without social networks, she became the first “influencer”: the “influencer” of God. #Panama2019

This being the internet and, most of all, Twitter, memes, poking fun, and dragging ensued.

@Pontifex hate to do it to you Pope, but

Some might say that Jesus was the ~first~ microinfluencer.

Jesus literally faked his own death for more followers though, so... https://t.co/uAeZk2VSfY

Francis's tweet came after he spoke at a vigil for World Youth Day in Panama City, which was reportedly attended by hundreds of thousands of people. He also cited “app,” “influencer,” “cloud,” and “tutorial” to convey his message, the Crux Now reported.

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