The Pope Dropping The F-Bomb Is Just One More Reason Why I Want To Convert To Catholicism

shutterstock_165469178I 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.

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  • Valerie

    He is truly one dope Pope.

    • Bethany Ramos

      DOPE POPE. Why didn’t I think of that?? ;)

    • Valerie


    • Crusty Socks

      You don’t have to mope. Learn to cope. There’s always hope.

    • Valerie

      Dammit, you used up all the ope words. Now I have no witty retort.

    • jendra_berri


  • thisshortenough

    Catholicism isn’t all that great. I mean sure today is Pancake Tuesday but tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which kicks off lent where you’re to give up something as a fast until Easter. Plus there’s all the guilt and stuff.

    • andAlsoWithYou

      I respectfully disagree; I’ve been Catholic my whole life and pretty much love it. Il Papa here is definitely my favorite so far, and loves more than he judges.
      There is the guilt though I’ll agree!
      To each her/his own.

    • Justme

      Not necessarily – Sundays aren’t counted in the 40 days so technically you can eat/drink/do whatever you gave up on Sunday….all the while staying guilt-free. It’s a little Catholic loophole.

    • thisshortenough

      Not in Ireland it ain’t. The only day you were allowed off was paddys day here.

    • Justme
  • Crusty Socks

    Yes Beth, you should convert. Then you can crank out like 6 more babies.

    • Bethany Ramos


    • Crusty Socks

      #8 will be the starting 3rd baseman for the Rangers.

    • Bethany Ramos

      Hahha tempting, but NO.

  • robbie

    I love him too. We can be Catholics together. Besides, drinking is legal for catholics! Yay!!!

  • Kheldarson

    I like our current Pope. He is definitely a man of our time.

  • guestyo

    this is the problem with people. they want a cool president or a cool pope. that doesn’t make them less crappy, just unprofessional which apparently is awesome now.

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