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Celebrities' hilarious Twitter reactions to the new pope!

March 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM ET

Vatican chooses new pope, celebrities react on Twitter.
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Vatican chooses new pope, celebrities react on Twitter.

A waft of white smoke from the Vatican on Wednesday told the world there was a new pope. While there will be much time for discussion in the days to come as to what the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio means for the world's Catholics, celebrities had a bit of fun right away, taking to Twitter to voice their reactions in jokes that resonate across faiths.

Here are some of our faves:

Seth Rogen: There's also white smoke coming out of my office, but nobody seems that excited about it. #pope

B.J. Novak: I hope the new pope retweets people more

Joy Behar: It's already starting. Donald Trump wants to see the new Pope's birth certificate.

Patton Oswalt: Isn't "Jorge Mario Bergoglio" a Harry Potter spell?

Jason Biggs: Happy to see someone finally end Hathaway's streak. #Francis

Chris Harrison: When I told @SeanLowe09 & @clmgiudici I'm ordained I never thought the Vatican would respond so fast #Whitesmoke

Jim Gaffigan: "Finally I can tell everyone my middle name." – Everyone with the middle name Francis. #newpope

Joan Rivers: Waiting for the Pope to emerge on the balcony in a white gown. Doubt he'll be singing “Don’t Cry for me Argentina.” A missed opportunity!

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.