The Pope is dope. Or something like that; we don’t want to piss Argentina off again. But seriously, as far as old dudes go, Pope Francis is our current favourite. In fact, we would go so far as to say he’s in our top 3 Pope bros of all time. High praise indeed.
Put simply, The Pope is awesome. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few reasons why:
He’s on Twitter
War is the mother of all poverty, a vast predator of lives and souls.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 4, 2015
Yes, Pope Francis has brought the Church into the 21st Century, and he now has over 7.4million followers (which is approximately 7,399,930 more followers than we do). It also means he’s always on-hand when we have important Pope-y questions to ask. God, texting abroad is a bitch. Wait, are we allowed to say ‘God’ in an article about the Pope?
In fact, he’s just bringing the Church out of the Dark Ages
If we counted the number of times The Pope has been praised for his modern approach to virtually everything – well, we would definitely be here for a long time.
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” – Pope Francis
He’s even encouraged cardinals to stop squandering money on pricey $20,000 clothes. What a hero.
He’s releasing a prog rock album
That’s not a typo. Or a terrible joke. The Pope IS actually releasing an album this November, and it’s called ‘Wake Up’. The album will feature the Pontiff delivering some of his best-loved speeches and hymns, all to the accompaniment of uplifting musical beats. Move over, Kanye.
Oh, and he’s also the first Pope to appear on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. NBD.
He lets people ride in his Popemobile
Before he temporarily upgraded to a Fiat for his tour of the US, Pope Francis was always seen in his faithful Popemobile. Back in 2013 he welcomed a 17-year-old boy with Down Syndrome onto his prized vehicle – and all because the boy was fascinated with it.
He used to be a nightclub bouncer
Back in his homeland of Buenos Aires – waaay before his religious days – the Pope used to be a nightclub bouncer. Can you imagine him breaking up a bar brawl?!
He’s inspired a Pope Dog trend
Praise be to God for the epic trend in America that is Pope Dogs. It’s literally Americans dressing their dogs up as the Pope – and it’s adorable.
Pope Francis has even won favour for consoling a little boy who was crying in St. Peter’s Square because his dog had just died. “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ,” he told the boy. Sobs forever.
He takes selfies with the masses
If some youths wanted a selfie with me, I’d probably run for my life. Not this Pope. He proudly posed like he was Kim K with these kids.
He sold his Harley Davidson motorcycle
When The Pope was gifted a luxury motorbike, he didn’t think twice about auctioning it off for charity. All the proceeds went to a hostel in Rome for the homeless.
He looks so happy with this goat
Have you ever seen anyone look so happy about having a baby goat around their neck? Answer: no.
He loves a good game of football
If there’s one thing Pope Francis loves more than anything – even Pope Dogs and baby goats – it’s his beloved football. He particularly supports the San Lorenzo football club, one of Argentina’s best.
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