Pope Francis now has more than 10 million followers -- on Twitter!  Looks like the pontiff has more followers than the 'New York Times' and is close to catching up to rapper dude Kanye West.

His Popeship responded to this new high achievement by tweeting, "I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me."

The three most followed peeps on Twitter are Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, with more than 40 million followers apiece.

#HaveaBlessedDay!