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Pope Francis stars in the White House's first Periscope broadcast

The White House joined live-streaming app Periscope today to broadcast Pope Francis' arrival in Washington, DC. The @WhiteHouse handle sent out a plug for its first Periscope broadcast around 4PM ET today showing the Pope deplaning and greeting the Obama family and Vice President Joe Biden. More than 11,000 people tuned in to check it out, and the White House Periscope account now has nearly 3,800 followers.

Watch @POTUS welcome @Pontifex to America https://t.co/FcEz1BPm51 #PopeInDC pic.twitter.com/qdpFLGLpMI

The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 22, 2015

Twitter-owned Periscope, used now by more than 10 million people, is using the Francis' visit to garner some attention. It's asking users to use special hashtags like...

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