Just ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to America, Twitter rolled out some new emojis to welcome the leader of the Catholic church.
The social media company explained the new emojis in a blog post.
As Pope Francis (@Pontifex) makes his historic journey to the US, there will undoubtedly be excitement and celebration surrounding his arrival – both in the cities he visits, and on Twitter. Considering the warm Twitter welcome he received shortly after being named Pope, we anticipate many devotees will flock to Twitter to savor his visit.
No matter where you are, we want to make it easy for you to follow right along with his journey. We also wanted to offer a bit of fun to the proceedings, so today you'll start to see special Twitter Emojis that celebrate his historic visit to the US. To see the emojis appended to the end of the hashtag, simply Tweet your messages using these hashtags:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey welcomed the Holy See with the new emoji:
And others have joined as he arrived.
Not even Catholic and I'm excited for #PopeinUS lol— Becca (@BeccaAshmon) September 22, 2015
#PopeinUS emoji is killing my catholic ass— gem (@cecaelias) September 22, 2015
I'm not religious - but the #PopeinUS is quite something. This Pope is really breaking the stereotype - I really respect that!— Kar (@KarMarsten) September 22, 2015
Welcome to America, Your Popiness!