The (white) smoke hadn't even had a chance to clear before Twitter set forth on reacting to news that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina had been elected pope, adopting the moniker Pope Francis. [embedgallery id=121202]
Eager tweeters were on a mission to be the first to crack any and every pope joke — and they succeeded. From the hilarious to the educational, Twitter once again came through with lighting up a simple, yet historical hashtag: #newpope
Here are the best tweets about Pope Francis so far.