15 Unholy Twitter Reactions to Pontifex's Departure

Following Pope Benedict XVI's surprising resignation announcement, and the shocking news that Cardinal Peter Turkson, the current president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, could become the first black pope, the twitterverse is abuzz with early morning reactions to @Pontifex's early departure from the Roman Catholic throne. Benedict joined Twitter on December 12, and he already has over 1.5 million followers — despite having sent less than 40 tweets so far. And this morning, Pontifex's account will surely be overblown with farewells, congratulations and even conspiracy theories surrounding his shocking resignations, allegedly for health reasons. Here are some of the Twitter reactions from #Pope