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Pope is most influential, second most-followed world leader on Twitter

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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 -- albeit by a long stretch -- 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.

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