As the final hours of his papacy wind down, Pope Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the papal retreat and sent his final tweet from the @Pontifex account. The pope thanked followers for their “love and support” and wished them the “joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKa8OTjcdxU

The pope was the target of daily venom during his short tenure on Twitter, and his last day was no exception.

In addition to repulsive fake retweets, some of Twitter’s slimiest gutter sludge gave the pope a predictable sendoff laced with vulgarities and death wishes.

https://twitter.com/NegroLuvKFC/status/307142992056160257

https://twitter.com/thenamelessbat/status/307162878258081792

https://twitter.com/piztoff/status/307162047005732864

Like it or not, the pope is praying for all of you, as are Catholics around the world.

  • NRPax

    Ah, the messages of peace and love from the side that claims to be the bastions of tolerance.

  • DanStlMo

    Predictable.

  • GeorgieGirl9

    Ironic that Benedict will pray more for the haters than the non-haters. I just don’t understand this level of hate.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      It goes back to the old Biblical passage, “Love Thy Enemy….” These clowns need to lay off! @Pontiffex I hope these haters repent, but St. Peter lets you pull the handle dropping them into HELL… And I pray the next Pontiff doesn’t have to put up with these low-lives. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Queue up Musket Morgan…..5…4…3…2……

  • JohnMt427

    Sad. But simply comes with the territory: “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

    • Cold War Grunt

      Amen Brother, Amen.

    • Cold War Grunt

      Amen Brother, Amen.

  • BlueStateRepub

    Liberals are soooooo tolerant. Really, just ask ’em.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Oh this one is rich:

    “Thank you for nothing. May you come to the conclusion that it was wrong all along to tell other people how to live their lives.”

    The irony drips unnoticed by this idiot. Yes, only the Catholic hierarchy tells people how to live their lives, not the rabid Marxists, right?

    • V the K

      Christians will read all the hate being spewed at the Pope… and pray for those whose lives are so filled with such hatred and pain.

      I like being us and not them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        And I almost feel good about that, even though I know I shouldn’t.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        And I almost feel good about that, even though I know I shouldn’t.

    • V the K

      Christians will read all the hate being spewed at the Pope… and pray for those whose lives are so filled with such hatred and pain.

      I like being us and not them.

  • operanerd1986

    Wow; the reactions to this make Sarah Palin’s haters look sane.

  • notenoughtime

    Not a good move to diss the Pope especially when it comes to meeting up once again at the pearly gates!

  • http://owsusefulidiots.blogspot.com/ Truth Has No Agenda

    I have to say I love twitchyteam and this site but every time I start to read some of these vile hate filled scumbag’s tweets – my blood pressure shoots up to the point I have to stop reading them. And I am seeing a pattern that most of these are from England & Canada.

  • kateorjane

    So many Libs apparently just cannot stop themselves from being disgusting piles of vomit.

  • Iacobus

    I would have to say to @AngelicoPress: There also comes a time to shake the dust off one’s feet.

    This is one of those times. Sometimes, you just can’t help people with pathological tendencies like those with an irrational, pitch-black hate for the Pope. It only confirms how much the devil has their tongues.

  • salvagesalvage

    Gosh, why would someone hate a man who protected and enable child rapists?

    Yeah, that’s a mystery.

  • salvagesalvage

    Gosh, why would someone hate a man who protected and enable child rapists?

    Yeah, that’s a mystery.