He's so dope that he has more than 7 million Instagram followers.
Sure, Pope Francis already had an impressive 18.8 million followers on Twitter, but he amassed 7.2 million Instagram followers over just a few short years! It's only a matter of time until he joins SnapChat ...
He’s so dope he endorses same-sex civil unions.
LGBTQ+ people have been waiting centuries for the Pope to fight for them, and the dopest pope of them all stepped up to the plate! While endorsing same-sex civil unions isn’t exactly a pro-gay marriage statement, it certainly is a step in the right direction.
He's so dope that he's a complete baller.
Everyone knows that the Harlem Globetrotters are flat-out the coolest athletes ever, and they taught Pope Francis how to be a baller. He is living our childhood dream.
He's so dope that he has his own hand sign.
Sure, this might not be a well-known hand sign, but if Pope Francis throws it up, it’s official. Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care!
He's so dope he makes wearing all-white clothing look cool.
Most people can’t pull off an all-white outfit, and yet Pope Francis manages to rock it every day. Even more impressive is the fact he wears white during down time with his friends. Does he carry a Tide-to-go pen or something?
He's so dope that the ladies go crazy.
He might be celibate and committed to the church for life, but Pope Francis drives all the girls wild. Handsome 20-somethings can’t even get this kind of reaction from the ladies!
He's so dope that even infants pay attention to him.
When Pope Francis speaks, even the super young listen to him. The man is a vessel of wisdom, and this baby is clearly learning some important stuff.
He's so dope that he's accepting of everyone.
You would think that being a public figure might make a pope a little nervous to be around groups of people, especially convicted criminals. Not Pope Francis, though. He’s fearless and can hang with anyone, even those deemed dangerous by the rest of society.
He’s so dope he'll wash a woman's feet.
We all know that women’s feet are the same as men’s feet (if not a little cleaner), and Francis agrees! On top of being the first to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, he washed a woman’s feet for the first time in papal history. Few things are as dope as women’s rights.
He's so dope that he can kick it with people of all ages.
Pope Francis is right at home with people around his age, but apparently he speaks millennial as well and is well-versed in the art of the selfie.
He’s so dope that he wrote a diss track
Pope Francis took 84-pages to call out the damaging effects of global capitalism and inequality in The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium). If altering the Ten Commandments slightly to address the lethality of capitalism doesn’t qualify as a diss track, then what does?
He's so dope that he's not intimidated by an unruly mob.
Even though he's getting up there in years, Pope Francis doesn't back down from a mob of unruly kids. That's true bravery.
He's so dope that he rolls into danger zones.
Pope Francis knows that going to places in political unrest comes with quite a few risks. Does that stop him from visiting the security barrier in Jerusalem to pray over it? Nope. So dope.
He’s so dope he used to be a bouncer.
No wonder Francis doesn’t fear the mafia or braving the barrier of Jerusalem because he was a bouncer in Buenos Aires before the papacy! Nothing is cooler than being a bar bouncer, and that’s just a fact.
He's so dope that he (possibly) nods off in public.
During a mass in Havana, Pope Francis might have been praying, but there’s a good chance he might actually be nodding off. Could it be because he was enjoying those wild Havana nights? No, probably not.