I have some very funny Facebook friends.
No, seriously. They are quick-witted. So as soon as word broke that a new pope had been selected, my news feed was inundated with quotable lines. (Note: There’s a genuine history of new pope jokes. When Polish-born John Paul II was elected, I remember, “How do you choose a pope? Take a Pole!”) Here, then, are some of my favorites (starting with my own bit of blasphemy):