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Twitter welcomes the Pope with his own set of emojis

By Minda Smiley | Reporter

September 22, 2015 | 2 min read

Twitter has rolled out a series of emojis to celebrate Pope Francis’ visit to the US.

When users tweet the hashtags ‘#PopeinUS,’ ‘#PopeinDC,’ ‘#PopeinNYC,’ and ‘#PopeinPhilly,’ small images of Pope Francis in front of the US flag, the US Capital, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell appear respectively.

The pope arrives in the US on 22 Tuesday and will visit the White House on Wednesday before heading to New York and Philadelphia.

This isn’t the first time Twitter has made specialized emojis. Last month, those who tweeted about the MTV Video Music Awards using the hashtags ‘#VMA’ or ‘#VMAs’ saw a very tiny moon man pop up next to their tweets.

The social platform also partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm earlier this year to create Star Wars emojis ahead of the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

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