National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Internet abounds with humorous depictions of new pope

Many have commented on the differences between Pope Francis and previous popes, pointing to the choice of the name Francis, one of the most iconic saints in Catholicism, and his simple lifestyle since he became a Jesuit priest.

Here are a few cartoons and memes, or viral Internet trends, that not only portray these sentiments, but will make you chuckle as well.

This meme highlights the simple hello Pope Francis gave to the crowd upon his introduction Wednesday.

This one supports the Holy Spirit's choice.

This Mike Keefe cartoon shows the different, humble direction Pope Francis has taken.

Help keep NCR going!
We rely on donations to bring you the latest news.
Donate today.

This cartoon illustrates the idea of Pope Francis as a shepherd.

Finally, this Los Angeles Times cartoon elaborates on Pope Francis' role as the first South American pope.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Feature-flag_GSR_start-reading.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

August 15-28, 2014

08-15-2014.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.