By now you’ve probably heard the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month, leaving him once again plain old Joey Ratzinger. The Internet is abuzz over who should become the next Pope: will it be a young man this time? An Irishman finally? Beyonce?
No. It will be Poprah.
Or so hopes Twitter user _itsbennett, who designed an amazinglarious image of Oprah as Pope (left). When I saw Her Excellency in those beautiful papal earrings, I knew this vision of Poprah must be made manifest.
Imagine how the Catholic Church would transform if Oprah were Pope! My friend Jane Shields says, “She would be awesome at taking people’s confessions. She’d say, “I did that, too!,” and then they would hug and cry.” Think about a Church hierarchy filled with Black Cardinals: Iyanla Vanzant, Maya Angelou, Tyler Perry. The music might even get good!
Here’s what else my friends, Jane and Audrey Holden, and I think would happen if Oprah were Pope:
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