QUIRK: Ex-Benedict — Who Will Be the Next Pope?

By Brandon Hook 02-12-2013 | Series:
Ex-Benedict memes have gone viral.

Ex-Benedict memes have gone viral.

With the Pope's unexpected resignation, and consequent endless "Ex-Benedict" memes, millions have taken to the Internet to voice their opinions on who will become next at the top of the Catholic hierarchy. 

Here are some of the standouts:

  • Richard Dawkins
  • Oprah "Poprah" Winfrey
  • Bono
  • Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho (he is known as "The Chosen One," despite Madrid's lackluster season)
  • Madonna
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Tony Blair
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Stephen Colbert

So, you know, the usual suspects.

*Click on the first image to start slideshow of reaction Tweets.

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Brandon Hook is the Online Assistant at Sojourners.

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