According to Global Language Monitor’s 14th annual global survey of the English language, 'Pope Francis' is the most discussed name on the 1.83 billion person English-language portion of the Internet, reports Aleteia/Ucanews.
'Name' here is understood fairly broadly, encompassing not only people but also organisations, programs, and even laws. The next five most discussed names are Obamacare, NSA, Ed Snowden, Kate Middleton, and IRS - and Pope Francis bests them all.
Among the most commonly used words in the English-language portion of the Internet,' @Pontifex' (Pope Francis’ English username on Twitter) comes in at fourth, beating out terms like drones, surveillance, deficit, and twerking, and losing out only to 404, fail, and hashtag.
Seemingly without even trying, and despite a Vatican media team at times known for its comical inadequacies, Pope Francis simply can’t stay out of the news.
Pope Francis is a mega-celebrity of the highest order. He’s also a mega-celebrity of a different kind of order. While others are famous for lying, twerking, or their supposed good looks, Pope Francis seems to be uber-famous for the best of reasons.
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