Just in case you don’t know, Pope Benedict XVI resigned from Popedom today. The last time a Pope resigned was in 1415 when Pope Gregory XII resigned after rival claims to the throne were made.
The Pope says “that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” He’s going to be 86 this year, so he needs some rest. I’m not Pope expert, but Pope Benedict XVI seemed like a pretty cool Pope, as far as Popes go, you know? He was on Twitter and wore a lot of hats. #PopeHatJoke
Naturally, the interwebs are taking full advantage with tweets, memes, and GIFs-galore! Here are some of our favorite jokes of the day:
Admit it, if Dumbledore was alive, you would definitely want him to be the next pope.
— Harry Potter™ (@ArryPottah) February 11, 2013
The Pope’s transformation is complete twitter.com/SithSarcasm/st…
— Verified Darth (@SithSarcasm) February 11, 2013
I translate The Pope saying”I’m tired and Ireally want to watch Downton Abbey, Mattlock and Murder She Wrote”
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) February 11, 2013
We did it everybody! This is the most tweeted about Pope resignation ever!
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) February 11, 2013
“I just wanted to concentrate on doing more with my Tumblr”-The Pope
— Jacy Catlin (@ieatanddrink) February 11, 2013
Siri, what if Pope Benedict forgets the Vatican Twitter account password?
— Zooey Asks Siri (@ZooeySiri) February 11, 2013
I wonder who the sorting hat will choose as the new Pope.
— OhNo$heTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 11, 2013
Pope at next job interview. “Tell me about your strengths.” “Well, I love working with people. I’m infallible. That could be an asset.”
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 11, 2013
What do you think about the Pope’s resignation? What’s the best joke you’ve seen today about it? Tell us in the comments!