Popes and Presidents Join Host of Celebs Tweeting on International Women's Day
Meghan Markle and All the Celebrities Celebrating International Women's Day

Popes, pop-stars and presidents past, present and possibly future gave a shout out to all the ladies.

Popes, pop-stars and presidents past, present and possibly future posted their praise for #InternationalWomensDay on Friday.

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Kris Jenner, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama and even Pope Francis giving the girls a shout out.

President Donald Trump retweeted the White House statement marking the day, adding: "On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses..."

He also took the time to congratulate himself: "Women’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6% - was 7.9% in January, 2011. Things are looking good!"

His predecessor Barack Obama shared: "On International Women’s Day, I’m reflecting on the future we all want for our daughters: one where they can live out their aspirations without limits. And I’m celebrating some of the women who are building that future for all of us today."

He highlighted three in particular: African female leader Sefora Kodjo, French refugee campaigner Alice Barbe, and Change.org head Preethi Herman who despite their amazing work, have barely 4,000 followers between them — but are likely to have a lot more by the end of the day.

"Preethi, Alice, and Sefora are just three of many @ObamaFoundation leaders who remind us what International Women’s Day is all about: imagining a world free of artificial ceilings for the next generation—and doing the hard work to get us there," he added.

The President's hopeful successor Senator Elizabeth Warren shared a clip of herself describing in a Q&A what it was like to be elected as Massachusetts' first female senator.

She added: "To all the women who have been told “no” over and over again and continue to persist: keep it up. You make us stronger. #InternationalWomensDay"

Despite the Catholic Church still banning female priests, Pope Francis still had some words of praise: "Women make the world beautiful, they protect it and keep it alive. They bring the grace of renewal, the embrace of inclusion, and the courage to give of oneself. #InternationalWomensDay"

The Dalai Lama, who many times has stated that the next Dalai Lama could be a woman, but only if she's not ugly (yeah that was a controversial one), tweeted: "Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others' suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men. We need to see more women in leadership roles and more closely involved in education about compassion."

Anne Hathaway posted a video declaring she was celebrating by being at work ("which I love") wearing a female designer (Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller) and re-reading a great female-penned book ("Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

Ariana Grande wrote: "happy international women’s day every day to women of every color, shape, size, sexuality, age, religion, trans, cis, and all who identify ! u are everything and i’m proud of u everyday."

After being asked by the main Twitter account to lead the ladies in honoring a special woman in their lives using the hashtag #SheInspiresMe, Lady Gaga gave a shout out to her mom.

"@momgerm! I celebrate and honor her for #InternationalWomensDay (and every day) for helping me lead @BTWFoundation to create a movement to increase awareness around mental wellness and decrease stigma through programs like #teenMHFA 💝 Who do YOU celebrate? #SheInspiresMe," she wrote.

Cynthia Germanotta meanwhile Thanked her daughter, and passed the love on to Melinda Gates: "Thank you @LadyGaga! For #InternationalWomensDay, I want to honor @melindagates who supports the wellness and well being of girls and women GLOBALLY by fighting for equal access to comprehensive health care + education, equal opportunity for economic success, and equal pay!"

Exo K-pop sensation Lay Zhang posted a video which was liked 42,000 times in the space of an hour: "Happy Women's Day! I'm so happy for all the strong and kind women in my life," he said in perfect English. "Thank you to all the great women out there."

Angelina Pivarnick shared a sweet baby shower pic of all the Jersey Shore ladies, as well as some thoughtful quotes from an essay on sisterhood"A sisterhood is a social, ethical, and emotional pact between women. ... That empowerment is only possible if we come together and treat each other as sisters, not opponents. ... She spoke of a friendship between women who become accomplices in order to work together. The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. Love these strong ladies."

She added "just a reminder u aren’t celebrating women today or ever unless u including all kindsa women but wbk. t ain’t feminism if it ain’t intersectional."

With flexed muscles emojis of many colors, tennis ace Martina Navratilova wrote: "Happy International Women’s Day to all my girls here:). One day we will have equality in every way, until then- onwards and upwards!!!!"

Monica Lewinsky went one further using just about every female emoji there is, adding: "happy #InternationalWomensDay2019 #IWD2019 to everyone who identifies as a woman + to those who worship us, treat us with respect + make sure we always have sweets."

Captain Marvel star Gemma Chan shared a poem by Canadian poet Rupi Kaur: “i stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can i do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther."

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