Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets worldwide.
He also is the second most-followed leader of the world, running behind U.S. President Barack Obama.
The rankings were released July 24 in a recent study titled Twiplomacy, which refers to the use of Twitter by world leaders.
@BarackObama is the most followed head of state, with more than 33.5 million followers, and has the fourth-most popular account overall, right behind Lady Gaga.
But the second most-followed world leader is Pope Francis, with 7.2 million followers spread across his nine different language-based @Pontifex accounts.
Despite Obama’s strong following, Pope Francis is the most influential world leader with the highest number of retweets.