Reactions to Pope Benedict's Resignation on Social Media

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  1. This was the Pope's most recent tweet, which was retweeted more than 10,000 times.
  2. Jokes about the Pope's Twitter account sprang up quickly after his resignation was announced.
  3. Pope Benedict's followers around the world expressed their dismay about his resignation.
  4. Others were critical of Pope Benedict for his handling of the series of sexual abuse scandals that wracked the Catholic Church.
  5. The selection of the next Pope was a hot topic of discussion.
  6. Pope Benedict's name also spurred hundreds of puns about a popular brunch dish.