I was raised strict fundamental Christian, and I still consider myself a Christian today—with much less attachment to religion. Since I’ve given organized religion the boot, I normally don’t pay much attention to the Pope.
But this new Pope Francis is everywhere, and I just can’t get enough of him. His most recent shenanigans involve “accidentally dropped the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his weekly blessing from the Vatican.”
Sounds like my kind of guy. According to the article, he made a common Italian mispronunciation that came out sounding like the F-bomb. During a prayer. Whether this was entirely accidental or a stroke of genius, it supports the Pope’s reputation as “the chillest, coolest, most relatable pope in history.”
He was trying to say “In this case,” and was reaching for the word “caso,” when his slip of the tongue led him to say the other word.
According to the Mail, many of those in attendance began looking around, wondering if they’d heard correctly.
The Pope with his more than 3.73 million Twitter followers is popular for a reason. According to headlines, he notably focuses more on God’s mercy than the church’s judgment that everyone has grown to hate. That reason alone makes me appreciate the guy, though I may not ascribe to all aspects of the Catholic religion. There were also some interesting statements made by the Pope supporting the fact that “all religions are true,” which I was sad to hear rumored as an Internet hoax.
Bottom line, this Pope is human, just like everybody else. I find it absolutely hilarious that he dropped a swear word during a prayer because I always get my kicks from that sort of thing. If this slipup ruffled feathers, so be it. From my point of view, a human Pope that swears on occasion makes for an even better religious leader. Go, Pope.