White Smoke! 13 of the Funniest Celeb Tweets About the New Pope

Congratulations to Pope Francis I! What did our favorite celebs have to say about his election? Check out their funniest Tweets here!
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White Smoke! 13 of the Funniest Celeb Tweets About the New Pope

Congratulations to Pope Francis I! What did our favorite celebs have to say about his election? Check out their funniest Tweets here!

-Lucia Peters

Pope Francis I

As you may have heard, the predecessor to Pope Benedict XVI was named yesterday after an incredibly short conclave: Pope Francis I, previously known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Pope Francis is the Catholic church’s 266th pope known for his practical approach to issues like poverty (to give you an idea of what we mean here, there’s this: When he was appointed a cardinal in 2001, he managed to persuade hundreds of Argentinians—his native countrypeople—not to fly to Rome to celebrate, but instead to give the money they would have spent on plane tickets to the poor). He’s also the church’s first Latin American pope.

Naturally, Twitter exploded as soon as white smoke issued forth from the Vatican yesterday—and just as naturally, many of the wittiest responses were from some of our favorite celebrity Tweeters. Don’t have time to page through Twitter looking for them? We’ve got you covered! Check out reactions from everyone ranging from Bette Midler to Snooki:


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