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The Funniest Twitter Reactions to the Pope’s Resignation

Pope Benedict Resignation
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The news of Pope Benedict’s resignation has got us feeling like it’s 1415 all over again. HEY-O! Seriously, this is the first time a Pope has stepped down it nearly 600 years, so it’s pretty big news. We all know what that means — time for jokesters to trot out their bits on Twitter. Not that that’s a bad thing — we actually think these are quite funny.

Katie Zack (@katiefzack): Can someone please tell the girl I’m sitting behind in math class to stop farting? I’m about to pull a pope and leave before I die.
tackie_jackie (@tackie_jackie): The Pope’s giving up the Papacy for lent. Makes my decision to give up masturbating while driving seem so trivial.
(@bazecraze): “I’m just doing this for now.” -strippers, waiters and the pope.
John Moe (@johnmoe): The Pope, formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger, just wants to get back to his first love: zinging rats.
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt): “You know who’d be a nice Pope? Alan Alda.” — someone’s mom in Connecticut
(@yoyoha): Pretty clear the Pope was just using the church to build up his Twitter following.
Erick Hellwig (@ErickHellwig): Know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, and know when to run—carefully…you’re in that white Pope dress.
Ken LOVERy (@kenlowery): Pope stuff on one side and a renewed debate on whether or not people should like GIRLS on the other. Twitter you are testing me this a.m.
Brian Feldman (@BAFeldman): pope resigns after everyone finds out the he likes and ~gets~ Girls. “i don’t think there’s a race problem” he reportedly tells staff
Gibson Twist (@GibsonTwist): I find it hard to take seriously the news of a Pope resigning. Maybe I’m racist, but Popes all look the same to me.
pete beatty (@nocoastoffense): all you pope-jokesters are just jealous that you don’t have a pope in your religion
Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein): Just goes to show you, if you pray really hard and repent all your sins, maybe you too can grow up to be Pope and renounce God’s calling.
Karan Anshuman (@krnx): I bet this Pope business is Twitter’s fault. It doesn’t matter who you are. You will be trolled. Poor @Pontifex.

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