The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are A Living Hell

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

The internet is, generally speaking, a garbage dump suffused with vitriol and poison. "But surely," some might ask, "the one, tiny corner of Twitter devoted to Cool Pope Francis would be a respite for our bitter, blackened hearts?" To which the answer is: Of course not, no. On Sunday Cool Pope Francis sent this unassuming Easter message to his millions of loyal followers.

How nice! There will always be trolls, of course. But for whatever reason, the Pope's devout army of followers refuse to follow Twitter's one and only advisable rule: Never, ever engage. Otherwise, this happens.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Or if you're particularly persistent, something like this:

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

But it's not just inscrutable bickering the plagues the Pope's Twitter timeline. Cool Pope Francis is the beneficiary of all sorts of virulent, racist and wildly misspelled 140-character bits of garbage. Since this weekend was Easter — a time of contrition and fresh starts (I think? To be perfectly honest, I'm a Jew) — let's celebrate by cleansing ourselves of the digital filth that we've all hurled at Francis over the years.

But before we can cleanse, we need to assess the damage. Join us as we sample the different flavours of Cool Pope Francis's (social media intern's) daily hell.


The Ones That Won't Give Up

For some reason, perhaps to punish themselves, some Twitter-inclined believers insist on responding. Incessantly. Forever. No matter what.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell
The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

This one painting inspired countless unintelligible feuds.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Except for thuglyfe here. Thuglyfe makes a fair point.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

The Politicos

What's even more fun than a Catholic that won't quit? A Catholic that won't quit who also has angry opinions about politics. And chemtrails.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

As DivaRosebud learned, the internet can be hard.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

And apparently, a lot of people are very concerned that the Pope isn't doing enough to combat the New World Order's chemtrail agenda (because he is not).

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Also, ISIS.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

The Confused

While the majority of the Pope's mentions are clearly intentional trolls, there's a good chance that some of the Pope's tweeters actually just think they're using Google.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Either way, at least they're asking the important questions.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Or, as with HELIOSKORONA here, let's just be happy they have managed to put words into some discernible order at all.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Mostly.

The Harlots

Everyone loves prog-rock sensation Cool Pope Francis. But some people love Cool Pope Frankie a little too much.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Or just enough!

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

We're not here to judge you.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

You are your own unique snowflake and no one can tell you what your love should look like.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Just take comfort in the knowledge that no matter how warped and lascivious your snowflake may be...

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

...B John Doyle will be praying for you.

And, of course, so will the Pope.

The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

Comments

    Ok, in all seriousness, the Pope is the ultimate troll. He tweets things like 'we are all sinners' and spouts bullshit about being tolerant when really he's an intolerant, delusional pompous hypocrite. The responses to his tweets aren't what's wrong with the world, it's people like him.

      I honestly don't get it, his just an old man, there are heaps of old men everywhere, i honestly don't give one iota of care about this person, how can anyone have the smallest amount of respect or admiration for the leader of the worlds largest pedophile ring?

      If someone is a great actor, singer or perhaps business person that works their way up from nothing then thats something to be respected not some old fart that inherits everything he has and spouts hatred and ignorance, there are laws against hate speech so why isn't the church being persecuted? fuck the church.

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