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The Pope posted the message on his Instagram account

It is part of a new initiative The Art of Dying, which offers ‘a helping hand’ to those dealing with death and bereavement

Blogger Becky Roach said the controversial singer had done ‘obscene things’

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg posted a welcome message to the Pontiff

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The Pope has shown an increasing interest in the tech world, meeting senior figures from Google and Apple as well as Instagram

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world

Erica Firpo at the Empty Vatican event, where Instagrammers were allowed in to take pictures

Lucky Instagrammers had the place to themselves for one evening

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