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Pope Francis I: Celebs Tweet About Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Pope Francis I: Celebs Tweet About Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has just been named the new Pope.

The 76-year-old Argentinian chose the name Pope Francis I, and is currently presiding over the Vatican blessing the crowd.

Here’s what some celebs had to say about the new Pope:

“We have a new Pope. How special that he is from South America.” Camilla Belle wrote on her Twitter account.

“A man known for his humility and simplicity. His embrace of the poor shows strength and kindness.” Maria Shriver wrote. “I’m praying alongside. Love this moment. Let’s begin this long road back to the people. It will be a road he knows well.”

Click inside to check out some more celebrity tweets….

“Pope Francis 1 is known as a frugal, humble, moderniser. Sounds just what the Catholic Church needs.” – @piersmorgan

“St. Francis was known for his simplicity of life and humility. he was the voice for the poor. Pretty cool that the pope chose that name,” – @jamiechung1

“Yay for Pope Bergoglio!! He’s adorable. ❤❤❤❤” – @snooki

“The new Pope is… Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio! The first Pontiff from the Americas.. He chose the name ‘Pope Francis’ #Catholic” – @MarioLopezExtra

“Love that this man is known for his simplicity. The sign he has already given is his choice of name.” – @mariashriver

“Don’t call the new pope Francis – his name is Frank – If you call him Francis he’s gonna kill you” – @davidarquette

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# 1

Finally some positive recognition from Argentina!!! Im so proud of my country!!! : D

# 2

i am so happy that new pope is from South America!! i dont know much about him because i’m from Poland, but he looks so nice and he choose the name Francis :DDDD

# 3

The first non-european Pope is from Argentina. Such an honor.

# 4

So happy to see such a gentle looking man to be named pope

# 5
Genevieve @ 03/13/2013 at 4:07 pm

Very excited to hear that the cardinals chose a new Pope! Congratulations to Argentina!

# 6

ARGENTINA, ARGENTINTA, ARGENTINA!!! QUE VIVA EL PAPA FRANCISCO!!!!!

# 7

@J: Thats very catholic… ¬¬

# 8

@Hey: are you stupid or what if you don’t know anything abour Argentina, just close your f**** mouth ok….. you’re so ignorant

# 9

@ ***** Please: you’re right, argentina is a piece of ****, i know that, im from argentina, but im living in LA since a long time, im ashamed when i have to say that im from argentina.

I hate Snooki’s tweet: “He’s adorable”, what does that has to do with being the Pope? I bet she doesn’t even know what being a Pope means…

He’s against gay marriage and was implicated with crimes against human rights when my country was under the worst dictatorship ever, I’m not enjoying this at all

@Lu:
It is not, he’s an awful human being. I’m from Argentina, he was implicated in crimes against human rights and he called to make a God’s War against gays.

@rae: I’m ashamed too. I just wish I could live anywhere else but here. Stu.pid goverment, corrupt workers, sh**** people. I think this is the only thing I can be proud of Argentina, besides Messi.

@Malena: so? that’s an opinion. Want to be in favor of homosexuality? Don’t go to church, you should know that. (Aparte, de donde sacaste lo de la dictadura?? No digas boludeces si no sabes bien como es la historia. Averigua si estuvo a favor y cuales son sus opiniones y despues hablamos)

@Malena: Ademas, la peor dictadura que estamos viviendo es la de Kirchner, no se si es peor que Videla.

@ola: pozdrowienia również z Polski :)

Snookie approves of the new POpe, all is good in the world.

BRAZILIAN @ 03/13/2013 at 4:48 pm

SO SO SO SO PROUD! WELCOME YOUR HOLLINESS POPE FRANCES I!
SOUTH-AMERICAN! ♥

First Pope from Latin America!! \o/

muito bom!!! He’s gonna be good!!

lmao. why would Pope be for gays? doesnt mean he hates them but that would be too Peter the Roman of him. phew.

dejen de hablar estupideses ambos la dictadura de hace 32 años en argentina no tiene nada que ver con el gobierno de hoy no
hay desaparesidos ni censura .lo de bergolio nunca se comprobo lo de la dictadura.esto es algo historico para mi pais y para latinoamerica .los latinos somos mas unidos y este papa va unir al mundo con su calidez latina

@jaz: @jaz: saben que es lo peor? que para el exterior, argentina es el mejor pais del mundo, si me dejara llevar por las noticias que leo de argentina, estaria mejor alla que en los angeles, pero por suerte tengo familia alla, que me dicen que nada es lo que parece. messi, bergoglio, ahora francisco I y maxima, proxima reina de holanda, son las unicas razones para sentirse orgullosa de ser argentina.

Purple Rain @ 03/13/2013 at 5:04 pm

From the prestigious paper, the Guardian:

To the judicious and fair-minded outsider it has been clear for years that the upper reaches of the Argentine church contained many “lost sheep in the wilderness”, men who had communed and supported the unspeakably brutal Western-supported military dictatorship which seized power in that country in 1976 and battened on it for years. Not only did the generals slaughter thousands unjustly, often dropping them out of aeroplanes over the River Plate and selling off their orphan children to the highest bidder, they also murdered at least two bishops and many priests. Yet even the execution of other men of the cloth did nothing to shake the support of senior clerics, including representatives of the Holy See, for the criminality of their leader General Jorge Rafael Videla and his minions.

The Catholic church is a business full of corruption. I’m not against being embracing spirituality but why in modern times do we continue to put these men (yes, all men) on a pedestal? I look at the Vatican with all its excesses, scandal and hate and see poor people who continue to praise and glorify the institution, I just don’t get it. I guess people need their idols.

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