For many Benicia area residents, Wednesday's selection of a new pope was an occasion to crack some jokes online. For others, it was a cause for celebration. And still some took the moment to remind followers of the many other important issues impacting the world.
Read some of those posts and other nearby Tweets about the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the son of an Italian railway worker. He is the first Jesuit and first South American pontiff, according to news reports.
He has taken the name Francis, another first.
Paige Austin contributed to this report.