White smoke came out of the conclave’s stove today and the Vatican announces Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new Pope. He will take the name Pope Francis I, he is the first Jesuit, first South American, and first pope named Francis.
Source: NBC News Web Reactions
Social media feeds were filled with pope chatter, as any major event whether sports, political, religious, etc. have become conversations for social participants near and far, not just events we watch, hear, or read through media channels.
— Twitter Religion (@twitterreligion) March 13, 2013
Social reactions welcoming the new Pope
May Francesco reboot the Church, recoverlinks that are broken, delete the errors that hurt my faith #HabemusPapam
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) March 13, 2013
The new pope refused a limo to work and instead took the bus. He’s LITERALLY the crazy guy on public transportation talking about Jesus. — Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) March 13, 2013
And some not-so-positive social reactions, such as this meme-ish headline from HuffPo LGBT blog:
Now that we have a new pope in charge I’m excited to see all the exciting progressive changes he’ll hold back.
— Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) March 13, 2013
Imitation may be a form of flattery, but why pretend to be the Pope? Not even a good imposture, the Pope doesn’t follow anyone on Twitter, remember?
Here is the first tweet from the new Pope
HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM
— Pontifex (@Pontifex) March 13, 2013