Francis Won’t Stop Posting Pictures Of Meager, Humble Meals On Instagram

March 21, 2016 by  
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Pope Francis has launched his new Instagram account with a comment in which he said, “I am beginning a new journey, on Instagram, to walk with you along the path of the mercy and to show you selfies taken just moments after my workouts.”

Francis, who goes under the Instagram name “Franciscus,” moments later posted a picture of his outfit of the day, followed by one of him praying the rosary while doing a “duck face” in front of the mirror.

Speaking earlier this week with EOTT, the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò said the decision to open an Instagram account arises from the Pope’s conviction that “pictures can reveal many things that words can’t, such as what you decided to order off the menu.”

“There’ve been many times His Holiness has wanted people to know what he was drinking, but could not because he didn’t have the means to do so without mentioning it during one of his Wednesday audiences. Now he can simply post a picture of his Caramel Macchiato and be certain that people know that he’s drinking a Caramel Macchiato; because, as we all know, what’s the point of drinking a Caramel Macchiato if no one knows? Using Instagram, he will now also have the ability to see how many likes he gets or doesn’t get on a particular post, giving him a better gauge as to what type of encyclical he should write next. But the true aim of this papal Instagram account, he continued, is to simply tell the story of the Pontificate of Pope Francis through images of latte art, sunsets, clouds, and more importantly, his legs while tanning pool side at the Vatican.”

  • ndrose

    That can’t be a real quote from Monsignor Dario Viganò, can it?

  • samton909

    Or, perhaps he could demonstrate “The Art of Kissing” with Archbishop Fernandez.

  • Adam Hovey

    I admit it: I used to eat Middle Eastern food (not an easy task for a vegetarian) and post it on my Facebook. Solution? I got rid of my Facebook. Don’t make this a habit, Papa Francesco.

  • Pope Michael

    Hey don’t forget me. Add me on instagram as #frommymommasbasement. I too post pictures of me slurping a ice coffee from mcdonalds. Plus I post short video’s of me watching knitting on tv with my mom.

    • Did not your Mom conclave you? Show some respect, at least capitalize the first letter.

      • samton909

        It’s Lent. He gives up capitalizing her name during Lent, because he loves doing it so much.

  • The Papus Franciscus can now eat and not get his smartphone all greased up while tweeting love notes and mini fallible bulls****** to his heretic and zipperated breadthrens.

    John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order “the same as Sandwich!”

    It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating, without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands

  • Sr. Mary Brigid

    Maybe the Holy Father can find one of those retro-hip Instagram filters that can make Notre Dame look like it’s still Catholic.

  • defiant12314

    can i post pictures of the bacon sarnie I’m not eating on good Friday?

  • Hotrod1962

    Just squint you eyes a little..and you can see the profile of Our Lady on the rye bread…is it me or is my blood sugar too low from giving up candy for lent?

    • You are right, I see a cumulus forming the shape of a wound Rosary.

    • Monk

      That’s not rye bread. It looks more like one of those multigrain breads. I don’t even want to think about what that means metaphorically.

    • samton909

      It’s either that or Pee Wee Herman.

  • ithakavi

    Hmmm … have you seen the Holy Father’s waistline recently? Methinks this meal has been photoshopped!!