The Brief: Twitter users are sharing memes of four cropped images that show Pope Francis holding random objects.
Memes of Pope Francis holding various objects originated from a to 2013 photo of the Pope holding a Eucharist wafer during communion. This picture provided an opportunity for people to photoshop different things into his hands, making it look like the Pope was holding them up as if they were holy. These memes spread across various social media platforms over the years and in October 2020, they had a moment on Twitter.
These Twitter memes of Pope Francis holding stuff include three cropped photos of the Pope and the fourth photo of an object, arranged so that he appears to be holding it. Things that have been inserted into the Pope’s hands include a joint, Simba the lion cub, Yeezus, and an Uno card.
the pope passes you the boof, wyd? pic.twitter.com/t5XKCki0JM
— matty boy savage (@mattyboysav) October 16, 2020
pope pattern luxus edition pic.twitter.com/Hk0ymbUiKu
— elli fanclub nordkiez (@flitzpiepe0815) October 16, 2020
The pope has immaculate taste pic.twitter.com/fY6EK9gMSu
— (Charlie Heat Version) (@YESEEGHOSTS) October 16, 2020
— 𝙇𝙪𝙘𝙮 𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙤 (@SatansJacuzzi) October 16, 2020
This tweet adds an extra twist so that Pope Francis is upside down and giving a monkey a haircut.
— dream song 4 (@chickenpaprika) October 16, 2020
Praise Maangchi pic.twitter.com/na4h08G6Jq
— noah, a bibimperson (@noahreservation) October 16, 2020
— alicia (@nerdjpg) October 16, 2020
pope is hungry pic.twitter.com/ujXys9Us9J
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) October 16, 2020
pope meme had its fun. let it go now pic.twitter.com/JOUyyFsDMF
— Naif Bartlett (@MizsterB) October 16, 2020