Facebook Abuzz After Election Of Pope Francis

Facebook was abuzz with the news Wednesday that Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, former archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected as the new pope, taking the name Pope Francis. And the Facebook + Journalists page was quick to report on the most mentioned terms on the social network related to the news.

According to Facebook + Journalists, the eight most-mentioned terms on Facebook related to the new pope, in the initial minutes after the news broke, were:

  1. Pope
  2. Jorge Bergoglio
  3. Vatican
  4. White smoke
  5. Cardinal
  6. Catholic
  7. Decision
  8. Papal

Readers: Did you post about Pope Francis?

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