As Twitter is in the process of testing out a major redesign, that is "very reminiscent "of Facebook and Google +, there are some Twitter users that are embracing an older approach to the popular social media that has nothing to do with a redesign or a relaunch, but a linguistic approach.

Instead, Pope Francis' is proving that you can embrace technology and at the same time revisit and celebrate the past. After the launch of @Pontifex_ln, the Argentine Pope's tweets in Latin are becoming increasingly popular with over 210,000 followers, proving that modern-day people also love to embrace antiquity.

When it comes to Twitter, the Pope (along with several translators) shows off the Vatican's reach by using its multi-lingual skills and tweeting in eight languages. And while all the languages are successful, it was an unexpected surprise that a "so-called dead language like Latin" could be such a roaring success.

In fact, the profile now boasts double the followers of the Arabic and German versions, according to Euronews.

American priest Daniel Gallagher, is a part of the translating team that helps relay messages in ancient tongue, told AFP that Latin is "an international language, a transnational way of communicating which is still very much alive." Additionally for Latin language enthusiasts there is the component of "virtue and nobility of expression." At the same time, translating the Pope's messages are no easy task -- Gallagher admits that the Pope's "informal style" makes translating more challenging.

The Latin version has attracted followers from various backgrounds, including "academics and religious scholars to young students and people nostalgic for the lessons of their youth."

"For some, the account is something of an exclusive club, a place to practice and show off such rare language skills. Many of the followers reply to the tweets in Latin and take pleasure in the challenge of translating Francis' 'phrase-a-day,'" Euronews adds.

What is it about @Pontifex_ln that really resonates with its Twitter followers?

"The Pope's tweets in Latin are as beautiful a success as they were unexpected" one reads on the website of the weekly Le Point, according Osservatore Romano

"It's comforting to receive fragments of pure thought on a daily basis," said Isabelle Poinsot, a Parisian fan of Papa Franciscus @Pontifex_ln, "and I find his blend of modernity and antiquity through the medium of language delicious."  

"In this way," Gallagher adds, "the language of Cicero is not limited to any particular time or place. It communicates to anyone at anytime. It transcends history. And with his epigrams -- short, sweet, and to the point -- Martial was already composing tweets two millennia ago."

Are you ready to test your Latin language skills? Tune into @ Ponifex_ln.