It’s going to be hard to hold this pope down! With the popemobile nowhere in sight, he’s stepped into the crowds to greet the faithful, shaking hands and kissing babies along the way.
He’s reached down to stroke the fur of a service dog.
He’s emerged as @Pontifex on Twitter, sending his first greeting to his nearly 2 million followers on Twitter. (The old tweets from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have been deleted.)