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Pope news inspires Hudson Valley celebs on Twitter
The world waited Wednesday to see who would emerge as the new head of the Catholic Church. Among the curious were celebrities who have called the Hudson Valley home and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
In chronological order, here are some of the most interesting tweets from Wednesday's big reveal.
As white smoke began to billow from the Vatican's chimney, signaling to the world that a new pope has been chosen, it caught the attention of former Yankees catcher John Flaherty, who grew up in West Nyack.
I guess we have a pope!!!— John Flaherty (@flash17yes) March 13, 2013
National Lampoon contributor Evan Kessler, who grew up in Pomona, seemed to know this blog post was coming.
White smoke at the Vatican means it's your chance to tweet something that will get on a "Best Tweets About the Pope" list.— Evan J'daté Kessler(@EvanJKessler) March 13, 2013
Larchmont native Joan Rivers had a hunch that turned out to be correct.
We don’t know who the new pontiff is yet, but I'll bet you anything it won't be Pope Liebowitz.— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 13, 2013
Tarrytown native Keith Olbermann, who'd just settled his skirmish with Current, was having a little fun with the name game.
New leader of Catholic Church is ex-LA Rams star Bucky Pope. Choosing now between names Pope Bucky and Pope Pope twitter.com/KeithOlbermann…— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 13, 2013
Comedian and former Peekskill resident Michael Ian Black was empowered by new knowledge.
Didn't realize "pope" means father. Will now instruct my children to refer to me as His Holiness.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 13, 2013
Nyack resident Rosie O'Donnell, who weeks earlier tweeted her own suggestion for the new pope, saw this papal exhibition as one big reality show.
Which guy got the white rose - it's like the bachelor - Vatican style #popewatch— Rosie O'Donnell (@Rosie) March 13, 2013
It was then that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, emerged on a Vatican balcony and assumed the name Francis to lead the church. The announcement excited celebrity chef Mario Batali, who owns Tarry Lodge Restaurant in Port Chester.
New pope from Argentina !!! Cardinal Bergoglio!!!! twitter.com/Mariobatali/st…— Mario Batali (@Mariobatali) March 13, 2013
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