One year later, same request: “Pray for me!”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked the one-year anniversary of his election with prayer — a fitting way to celebrate — since he is on a Lenten spiritual retreat outside of Rome.

But he did take a quick break to make sure this tweet got out:

…nicely similar to his very first tweet as pope:

francis first tweet

Be sure to check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how we at Catholic News Service covered the memorable day of his election by going to this slideshow here.

Here are a few images to show you want’s in store:

cover prezi

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Still in keeping with #ThrowbackThursday, check out our video coverage from that day, too: