Monday, November 30, 2015

#PopeBars: 'Cool' Pope Francis a Twitter Hit!



It is not news that Pope Francis is probably the 'coolest' Pope ever since St. Pope John Paul II.  His down-to-earth approach and colloquial way of speech has won the hearts of many; ironically, outside of the Church. He has gotten great respect from groups that have been traditionally outspoken against the Papacy such the the LGBT, atheists, secularists and others.

On Twitter today, an image of the Pope taken during his Papal visit to Central Africa has gotten the attention of many causing it to start a trend on Twitter named "#PopeBars."  Bars in this context is related to music bars.  The trend has taken a life of its own with people using the image of the Pope to post rap rhymes.  In the image, the Pope is holding the microphone like rappers and has his left hand in a pose similar to that of a DJ scratching records.

It makes me happy to see this positive reception of the Holy Father and also makes me proud that my hometown, the Bronx or 'the Boogie-Down Bronx' is being represented as well via Hip Hop and Rap which was born there.  Here are some of my own tweets and that of others.  Even some priests and Catholic news agencies joined in on the fun.  Enjoy:






























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