What to say when the Pope makes an announcement right after you go to press…

Jesus Christ.

Seriously. While, we understood the gravitas and significance of the Pope’s decision to abdicate, we can’t say we didn’t take it personally. His decision made it quite clear he doesn’t Skimm and doesn’t respect our 6am ET delivery.

But more importantly, today’s announcement, made very shortly after our emails went out, reminded us that many of our readers don’t realize we are monitoring the news all the time. While, we thank many of the readers who wrote in alerting us to this development (seriously, we love when you email us). we wanted to advise all readers to follow us @theSkimm, where we give you what you need to know and when you need to know it throughout the day.

Happy Skimm’ing and best of luck with your staycation Benedict.