By: Malcolm Kelner
An Emerson student has announced that Pope Francis is the “best pope ever.”
Junior marketing major Lydia Barton made the big announcement this afternoon on Facebook, along with a BuzzFeed link about the Pope’s plans to cancel a visit with lawmakers in Washington D.C. and instead have lunch with 300 poor and homeless people.
“Francisssss,” Barton’s post read. “Best pope ever, I love him so much. Marry me lol”
This is reportedly the 17th such status the student has made to date about Pope Francis, each one following a different populist or progressive statement he has made.
In just a couple hours, this particular announcement has already sent major shockwaves through the Catholic Church and general population.
“Before, I certainly thought Pope Francis’s progressive moves were commendable, but he certainly hadn’t earned the merit of ‘best ever’ quite yet, said Harvard theology scholar Howard Friesen.
“Having said that, I expect what this student said to heavily sway the populace. I mean, did you see that status? Heck, I’m totally fine with saying Francis is easily the greatest pope of all time now.”
When reached for comment, Pope Francis told Barton to chill out and that he wasn’t interested.