Had this been a photo of Benedict XVI…

… the mainstream media would probably have written:


Instead, it is Pope Francis, so people just go “Awwwww….”

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  1. Magpie says:

    ”It’s ok Benedict, you did the right thing! Be at peace my child!”

    [This is meant as an affectionate joke!]

  2. tcreek says:

    And the media will never report that the photo was taken after Pope Francis dropped the kid.

  3. Genna says:

    Oh, please Your Holiness, not All Are Welcome.

  4. Polycarpio says:

    That picture is terribly funny. There shall be lots of memes.

  5. KosmoKarlos says:

    “It’s ok, your claim to See of St. Peter is just as valid.”

  6. Ng says:

    My comments:
    “Get this Antipope Francis off of me! Guards!”
    “The Vatican is too small for three of us!”
    and my favourite: “But I don’t wanna be a Pope!”

  7. tzard says:

    A future Dominican (think of the boy preaching, not crying)

  8. Siculum says:

    Haha, Ng.

    I guess that kid is running from his vocation….

    Now that he’s co-co/vice/junior pope, he too is crying, and thus would do well to spend some time in the Room of Tears.

  9. Legisperitus says:

    “I still want Ranjith!”

  10. donato2 says:

    It reminds me of a political cartoon that was in La Repubblica during the early part of Pope Benedict’s pontificate. It played on the famous (particularly in Italy) line of John XXIII to “go home and kiss your child and tell him it was from the Pope.” The cartoon showed Benedict, on the papal apartment balcony, and the caption was: “Go home and give your child a spanking, and tell him it was from the Pope.”

  11. slainewe says:

    At least one pope is upset about 2 popes in one photoshoot.

  12. OrthodoxChick says:

    “What?” “No mozetta??!!” “WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!…”

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