Julie Whitaker, Social Media Editor
Pope Francis started making making waves early in his papacy. His humility, focus on the poor and marginalized, and willingness to take softer positions on polarizing positions has endeared him to many.
He has posed for selfies.
Decided to drive his own car.
And told atheists and agnostics to live according to their consciences.
New Pope's words speak of something much needed here: judge people by their morals, not their "religiousness" http://t.co/2F71ZhgDPH— Raafat, Ahmed Raafat (@TheAhmedRaafat) September 13, 2013
This morning, an interview was published in which Pope Francis said that the Roman Catholic Church has become “obsessed” with issues like abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that it must "find a new balance," or risk falling "like a house of cards" and "losing the freshness" of the Gospel.
This was also received positively by many on the Internet.
Cool Pope http://t.co/tPVaF3OPni— Josh Petri (@joshpetri) September 19, 2013
Now it's getting late in the work day, and Twitter is starting to have a bit of fun with how cool the pope may or may not be.
cool pope francis knows all the words to we can't stop— max read (@max_read) September 19, 2013
Pirate Pope: We arrrrrr too obsessed with abortion, homosexuality and contraception.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 19, 2013
cool pope francis lets you have a little untranssubstantiated wine because hey it's the weekend— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 19, 2013
Cool Pope Francis buys beer for the underage kids hanging around outside the liquor store— delrayser (@delrayser) September 19, 2013
Cool Pope Francis takes a shot with you behind the bar.— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) September 19, 2013
Pope Reveals His Netflix Password, Offers Use Of His Account To Catholics And Non-Catholics Alike: http://t.co/VYHSJDYt9I— Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) September 19, 2013
RT if you're gay for Pope Francis— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 19, 2013
Not everyone is ready to crown him Cool Pope Francis yet.
I wish people would stop talking about how "cool" the Pope is bc he said he doesn't want to make a big deal about their anti-LGBT policies.— Parks (@MissParkerMarie) September 19, 2013
But if you are on Team Cool Pope, get your Halloween costume now.
Cool Pope for Halloween, called it, mine.— Jordan Cohen (@jorcohen) September 19, 2013