Pope Francis most talked-about topic on Facebook in 2013

BY newsdesk  December 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT

New data from Facebook revealed the year’s most talked-about topics and trends on the social network.

Pope Francis led the list, followed broadly by the word “election” and the Royal Baby. Facebook measured the number of posts in 2013 that “mentioned a specific topic and then ranked those topics based on the overall number of mentions to create each list.” Mentions included the term itself and related hashtags, Facebook said. The Super Bowl was the most talked-about topic in America, topping the government shutdown and the Boston Marathon.

Find the most talked-about Facebook topics in your area — or for your own Facebook page — here.

H/T Sam Lane