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Pope Francis shakes hands with Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram (L' Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg posted a welcome message to the Pontiff

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

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Cartrice Haynesworth, centre, has a selfie taken with Pope Francis during his visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington last September (PA)

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

Pope Francis video speaking online to a Salvadoran student in 2014 (CNS)

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

Archbishop Paul Coakley elevates the chalice during Mass (CNS)

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