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Some interesting data concerning the papal writings of Pope Francis.
Word count for papal encyclicals from 1878 to 1978 averaged between 4,000-10,000 words. Pope Francis has averaged 30,000 words per encyclical, and his post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, alone runs nearly 60,000 words.
In his 2019 post-synodal exhortation Christus vivit, Pope Francis cites himself 64 times in 299 paragraphs.
[All research & graphics courtesy of Mrs. Sharon Kabel. More data on this topic can be found at her blog, A Wild Sostenuto].