Sunday 24 February 2019

'If the Pope's plane isn't already called Prayer Force One then it should be' - we just can't help being facetious about the Pope's visit

Pope Francis as he arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: MAXWELLS
Pope Francis as he arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: MAXWELLS

It's fair to say Pope Francis' visit to Ireland this weekend is a divisive one, but if ever there was a national Irish trait, it's the compulsion to alleviate tension with humour.

Yes, there are those among us who can't help but be a little facetious about all things Pope on social media as the first papal visit since 1979 takes place across the country.

There are, of course, the obligatory Father Ted quotes and references, the wry observations about the set up today, quips about the Pope's mode of transport (a Skoda), the odd pop at Catholicism, and even the Big Man himself (we're looking at you Paddy Power). 

Here are some of the tweets most likely to turn that frown upside down...

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