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The Pope's Twitter Mentions Are a Living Hell

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.

Just yesterday Cool Pope Francis sent this unassuming Easter message to his millions of loyal followers.

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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:

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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 today is Easter—a day 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 flavors 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.