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Pope Francis won't join Facebook because of profane comments

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Pope Francis is known for keeping an active Twitter presence, but don't expect his love of social media to extend to Facebook.

Quartz reports that Facebook employees visited the Vatican to convince the pope to join their network, but the pontiff doesn't plan to take them up on the offer. Claudio Maria Celli, the archbishop in charge of the church's social media accounts (his official title is "president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication"), says that managing profane replies on Facebook isn't worth the effort. Celli says that profane Twitter replies are easy to ignore, but maintaining Facebook comments is a more consuming endeavor.

Pope Francis has previously called the internet "a gift from God," and his social media team tweets daily in nine languages.