With the appearance of white smoke above The Vatican on Mar. 13, celebs like Joan Rivers, Seth Rogen and more took to Twitter to talk about the imminent announcement of the new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio! Read on to see what they had to say.
On Mar. 13, after two days of voting, white smoke was seen rising from the chimney of the Vatican in Rome, meaning that a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI had been found. This being such a momentous occasion in world news, several celebs took to Twitter to speak their mind. Some, like Seth Rogen and Joan Rivers, took the opportunity to crack wise, while others, like Maria Shriver and Real Housewives of New York City‘s Ramona Singer, were a bit more serious about the revelation that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, would become Pope Francis I.
Joan, of course, took the chance to poke fun at the moment. “@JoanRivers: Waiting for the Pope to emerge on the balcony in a white gown. Doubt he’ll be singing “Don’t Cry for me Argentina.” A missed opportunity!”
Maria and Ramona were a bit more wistful with their tweets. “@mariashriver: Imagine the weight on the new pope’s shoulder. Let’s all say a prayer that he feels at peace with his mission.”
“@ramonasinger: Very exciting! We have a new pope! #whitesmoke”
Melissa Joan Hart was inquisitive: “@MelissaJoanHart: New pope? White smoke? Who got the gig?”
Piers Morgan and Seth, true to form, found some humor. “@piersmorgan: I hope this new Pope has signed a non-retirement clause.”
“@Sethrogen: There’s also white smoke coming out of my office, but nobody seems that excited about it. #pope”
Mia Farrow expressed excitement, while Craig Ferguson got in a dig at the current late night troubles at NBC. “@miafarrow: Huge moment for Catholics! ‘We Have a Pope’.”
“@Craigyferg: Rumors already swirling in Hollywood that the new Pope will replace Leno on NBC at 1130.”
Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, jokingly implied that he would be announced as the new Pope. “@chrisbharrison: “When I told @SeanLowe09 & @clmgiudici I’m ordained I never thought the Vatican would respond so fast #Whitesmoke”
Seth MacFarlane and comedians Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari all posted some funny tweets, as well.
“@SethMacFarlane: To signal the conclave had not reached a decision, they released black smoke from a chimney and emptied 400 styrofoam cups into the street.”
“@JimGaffigan: “White smoke = The real Bachelor finale.”
“@azizansari: Feeling good about my chances to be new Pope. My agents said I should hear something today…”
Are you glad a new Pope has been chosen, HollywoodLifers?
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