Pope Francis is the 266th pontiff to hold office.

He speaks five languages and has a twitter account in nine.

Speaking of Twitter, @Pontifex has 7,230,035 followers on the social media site, being the 237th largest account in the world by amount of followers.

On his visit to the Philippines, the final mass in Manila was the largest papal event in history.

A record number of over 6 million people attended.

He has visited 16 different countries so far during his tenure, including France where he stopped off for just four hours - the shortest papal visit ever.

20 of his writings have been published.

4 unique emojis have been created for his visit to the U.S., one for each city he will visit and one for the wider tour of the country. 

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