Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, a former Argentinian archbishop, has been named the new pope. Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, is the first South American and Jesuit pope.He succeeds Pope Benedict XVI who officially resigned Feb. 28.
[View the story “This is the new Pope ” on Storify]This is the new Pope Big news for Catholics and the world today as Jose Mario Bergoglio, 76, a former Argentinian archbishop, has been named the new pope. Here’s a look at how everyone is reacting on social media.
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White smoke coming out of chimney above Sistine Chapel, meaning #conclave has elected new #Pope http://bbc.in/X7ogwB #whitesmokeBBC Breaking News
White smoke coming out of chimney above Sistine Chapel, meaning #conclave has elected new #Pope wojiaojimar
Vatican says the new pope’s official name is Pope Francis, without a Roman numeral: http://apne.ws/15NbPLQ -RASThe Associated Press
Obama on Pope Francis: "I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security, and dignity for our fellow human beings."Barack Obama
I send my warmest blessings to @Pontifex His Holiness Pope Francis I as he answers the call to the highest ministry of the Catholic Church.Rabbi Sacks
God bless Pope Francis — a good, humble servant of God from the New World!Sarah Palin
Pope Francis 1 is renowned for his 2001 visit to a hospice, in which he washed and kissed the feet of 12 AIDS patients.Piers Morgan
Yay for Pope Bergoglio!! He’s adorable. ????NiC0LE P0LiZZi
Everyone’s got jokes…
First statement of the Pope Franchise"This my house" #newpope #popewatchStephen Colbert
Even the Catholic Church understands the importance of the Latino vote better than the GOP.Mike Still
.. but not everyone’s a fan
Can we stop this"Pope is intellectual" bs? Can’t be an intellectual if U think Unicorns r real, or Klingons,or obvious myths from Bronze AgeBill Maher
New #Pope pointless without a change in #Vatican policies to end #sexism & #homophobia. @Pontifex #Pontifex #Catholic #Bergoglio #FrancisPeter Tatchell
Internet community reacts with memes and trending now hashtag #ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope on twitter.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Pope #ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPopeComedy Central
#ReplaceMovieTitleswithPope : The incredible pope 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/AxBYcCldgsAndrew Garfield
#ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope ‘Pope Busters’ … "i ain’t afraid of no pope" http://pic.twitter.com/0oCGQhVgiEfuckf4ce
#ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope "Beauty and the Pope" #WillIgoToHellForThis? http://pic.twitter.com/TJQq7hPBqq† ????i?
#ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope Mean Popes… "She doesn’t even go to church here!" "On Sundays we wear white." http://pic.twitter.com/XePtW4kVDtErica Flanagan ?
#ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope BOYZ IN THE POPE$am$on Rulez
The Importance of Being Francis #ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPopeSkirdyloon
Here’s the new Pope #whitesmoke http://pic.twitter.com/hZx6cPLJNoDarth Vader
POPE SLOTH http://pic.twitter.com/D0d3fgz5sqSLOTH
Pope Chainz The 2nd http://twitpic.com/cb2xncFUNNY PICS
The new pope! Gotta bless ’em all! #whitesmoke http://twitpic.com/cb2tlnAsh Ketchum
The Vatican makin moves in free agency! Here’s the new Pope! http://pic.twitter.com/PpvPI2ardQNFL Memes
habemus billie joe. #greenday#green#day#billiejoearmstrong#billie#joe#armstrong#lol#funny#pope#habemus#papa#haha#love#beautifulcarolina.?
For all my #arresteddevelopment fans out there #popepope #popeAnna
Even the Pope himself had something to say on twitter.
HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUMPontifex
Following the #habemuspapam announcement of the new Pope, Twitter saw *130,000* tweets per minute about @pontifex!Twitter Religion