Francis' 1st Tweet Requests Prayers

3.4M Following Papal Twitter Account

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Francis sent his first tweet on Sunday.

"Dear Friends, I offer my heartfelt thanks and ask you to continue to pray for me," it read.

The first tweet of the new Pontiff was sent after Sunday's midday Angelus and address.

The twitter account @ponitfex, in nine languages, has been reactivated and already has 3,400,000 followers.