Pope Benedict XVI has decided to throw in the Holy towel, and Twitter is going crazy for Pope jokes and sly digs at the God's-man-on-earth...
So it looks as if Pope Benedict XVI has decided to throw in the Holy towel. The reasons are apparently due to old age, but the Twittervers (which the Pope recently joined) has gone into overdrive with Catholic jokes and poking fun at the Pope.
Here are some of the funniest we’ve come across…
— JS Nagle (@SterlingNovels) February 11, 2013
Please be aware that a new Pope is NOT being selected at Clarence House. The smoke is due to Camilla’s lunchtime cigar. #Pope
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) February 11, 2013
I’m A Friar Starter #popemusic
— Cosy (@CosyFanTootie) February 11, 2013
I think JJ Abrams has been approached. #pope.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) February 11, 2013
(1) Open Twitter account. (2) Get a bit too lively with the tweets. (3) Resign job. #Pope
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 11, 2013
— tommalcolm (@tommalcolm) February 11, 2013
Oh, hang on. He’s just giving it up for lent. #pope
— Deborah Orr (@DeborahJaneOrr) February 11, 2013
Papal resignation belated attempt to push Richard III out of international news headlines. #pope
— James Russell (@jgwr) February 11, 2013
Reports that the new #Pope will be selected via an Idols/X Factor type-reality show hosted by Kim & Kanye’s unborn baby are unfounded.
— Gareth Allison (@garethisatwit) February 11, 2013
Maybe the #pope wants a valentine thats why he resigned
— VAGINATOR (@mavinochi) February 11, 2013
So, it’s true, Benedict’s resigning. Looks like he just poped in before he poped back out again. #pope
— James Brennan (@duguzzle) February 11, 2013
Somewhere in the back of Tony Blair’s mind, he’s thinking, “This is the BIG gig, it will be mine.”No joke here, just an observation #pope
— Dan Morfitt (@danmorfitt) February 11, 2013
Does this make him an Ex-Benedict?
— Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell) February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict has had enough of the fame. He wants to live like common papal.
— Noz (@BeardedGenius) February 11, 2013
We’ll be updating these jokes throughout the day, so keep checking back and suggesting your favourites to us in the comments below…