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Pope Francis Memes Are Back In A Hilariously Unholy Way

Remember that heavily meme'd image of Pope Francis holding a giant Eucharist wafer in Brazil? Well, it's back in a big way.  Twitter users have been using the tiled "Please Work" meme format to make it look like the Pope is holding up something other than the body of Christ - often an object that is pretty unholy in nature. 

Though some memers have opted with some predictable "haha, the pope is doing drugs" jokes, others have gotten more creative with their imagery, going with more grisly or absurd humor. While there's been an unsurprising bit of outrage in the comments, it seems most people are enjoying the goofy and versatile meme for what it is: innocent fun. We've put together some of our favorite examples, but you can read more about the format (and its predecessor) over at Know Your Meme.

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Madame Tassaud drove a wax statue of Pope Francis around and tricked New York.
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While Pope Francis addressed Congress Sept. 24, New York City waited for his arrival. It was the perfect time to prank the Big Apple.

So, Madame Tassaud's drove around a new wax statue of the Pontiff in a convertible, leading to many turned heads, many selfies, many confused looks, many traffic snarls and at least one investigation by authorities.



Local news channel 6ABC has the story:

The wax figure of the pope was part of a publicity stunt for Madame Tassaud, which added it to its collection in advance of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The company drove it around Midtown, hours before the pope's expected arrival.

Someone who saw the figure of the pope riding down Fifth Avenue was concerned, snapped a photo and sent it to the New York City Police Department.

Officers investigated and found that the pope wasn't really in the back of the white convertible, which hardly looked like the popemobile. The actual Pope Francis was addressing Congress at the time the replica was spotted in NYC.

No charges were filed in the incident, but Madame Tassaud personnel apologized to officers for not having a front license plate - a state motor vehicle violation.



One reporter even took a video of the goof.

This was on Columbus Avenue just now.

Posted by Michelle Charlesworth on Thursday, September 24, 2015


Sorry, New York. Not quite.



Hopefully you didn't confuse this pizza or these dogs with the real Pope either.

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