Catholics following Pope Francis’s visit to the United States will be able to tweet and text using a range of pope-related emoji called Popemoji.
A keyboard app, which is to be made available for Android and Apple devices, offers 52 pope-themed images and 14 animated GIFs.
The images include Pope Francis spinning a basketball, eating a hot dog and taking a selfie.
So far users have responded with enthusiasm, giving five-star reviews – although one user, Angela Herrera, warned: “Not true emojis. When you send them they are sent as graphics or multimedia.”
Evan Wray, co-founder of Swyft Media, which developed the app, told Mashable: “We worked really hard to have his persona and his emotion and his fun charismatic attitude come through in each one of the emoji.”
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