A huge day deserves a huge announcement — and what better way to do it than with a tweet?
The Twitterverse exploded with anticipation over the announcement of the new Pope on March 13, and now one more voice has joined the conversation: the new Pope himself, Jorge Mario Bergoglio! Yes, the Vatican finally reactivated the official Pope Twitter handle shortly after announcing Pope Francis I.
“HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM,” the tweet read, which roughly translates to: “We have Pope Francis.”
Within minutes, the historic tweet was retweeted more than 40,000 times.
The account had been deactivated after Pope Benedict XVI, but with a new man now in charge, it was time to get back to business.
Celebrities Tweet About Pope Francis I
Hollywood was also buzzing with news of the new Pope, through in true celeb form, not everyone treated the historic event with sincerity.
“There’s also white smoke coming out of my office, but nobody seems that excited about it,” Seth Rogen tweeted.
Seth MacFarlane also tweeted, “To signal the conclave had not reached a decision, they released black smoke from a chimney and emptied 400 styrofoam cups into the street.”
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