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Internet abounds with humorous depictions of new pope

Many have commented on the differences between Pope Francis and previous popes, pointing to the choice of the name Francis, one of the most iconic saints in Catholicism, and his simple lifestyle since he became a Jesuit priest.

Here are a few cartoons and memes, or viral Internet trends, that not only portray these sentiments, but will make you chuckle as well.

This meme highlights the simple hello Pope Francis gave to the crowd upon his introduction Wednesday.

This one supports the Holy Spirit's choice.

This Mike Keefe cartoon shows the different, humble direction Pope Francis has taken.

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This cartoon illustrates the idea of Pope Francis as a shepherd.

Finally, this Los Angeles Times cartoon elaborates on Pope Francis' role as the first South American pope.

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