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7 Times the Pope Showed He’s Just Like Lots of Latinos We Know

El Papa Francisco is the first ever Latino Pope  — aaand once you watch him for a bit, it’s pretty clear he’s a lot like our aunts, uncles, tios, tias and grandparents.

He loves fútbol and fútbol loves him.

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A die-hard fan of the Argentine national team and his hometown club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis is a hardcore fútbol fan. He’s met with Maradona, who gave him an Argentina jersey with the number 10 on the back. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi gave the Pope a plant. Former San Lorenzo and Inter Milan player, Iván Córdoba, gifted El Papa his old San Lorenzo jersey. He also has a soft spot for Italian teams: he once had a secret chat with AC Milan player Mario Balotelli.

If you don’t pick up the phone, he’s going to get up in your business.

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He once called a convent in Spain to wish the nuns a feliz año, but when they didn’t pick up, he left a message asking,”What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer the phone?”

He gets real about suegros and suegras.

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The Pope once cracked a joke saying: “What’s the difference between outlaws and inlaws? Outlaws are wanted.”

He loves showing up at places unannounced.

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You know Latinos love going around de visita without telling anyone. Last year, the pope made an unexpected visit to a children’s shelter in Manila. He left a lot of smiles that day.

He’s going to speak his mind, even if you don’t like what he says.

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During his visit to Congress, Pope Francis lowkey fired shots at anti-immigrant politicians when he said, “We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners.” Also, during a visit in Bolivia, Pope Francis straight up called money “the devil’s excrement.” No other Pope has gotten that bold before.

El señor ama la comida.

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Pope Francis told the press all he wanted was to one day be able to walk into a pizza parlor unnoticed so he could get a slice. While traveling through Italy, a local pizzeria made him a pie and handed it to him as he was carried off in the pope-mobile.

He’s always down for a hug.

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In both Brazil and Colombia, two little boys have dashed through crowds of thousands just get an ol’ abrazito from the Pope. And of course, Pope Francis obliged both of the kids with a holy hug.

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The Pope Is On Twitter And He Is Dropping A Lot Of Knowledge On All Of His Devoted Followers

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The Pope Is On Twitter And He Is Dropping A Lot Of Knowledge On All Of His Devoted Followers

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So it’s a chill day at work and you’re sitting there scrolling through Twitter…when *gasp* you discover the Pope – yes, that Pope – has a Twitter account. Wait…what?! Is this for real? How did we not know this? Not only does he have a Twitter feed but he’s got like 18 million more followers than you do. Naturally, you start scrolling only to realize the Pope is woke af!

From calling out world leaders for their failure to secure peace in the world or to combat climate change to calling for the protection of the weak and poor among us – the Pope’s Twitter feed is where I go now for some serious feels.

He’s doling out some pretty sage advice.

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Okay, Pope Francis. I see you trying to get us all to get along. I feel like this is something my mom has said to me a lot when I was a kid. Like, be nice to your primos y hermanos because they are going to be with you in the future.

His tweets are literally things that our tías have been telling us for years.

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It is like she is writing his tweets or he is getting his inspo from her. I am 100 percent sure my tía told me this just last weekend when we were at dinner.

He basically put Trump on blast for his inhumane treatment of refugees and immigrants.

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It is known that the Pope and President Trump have a little feud going on. Mainly Trump has a feud and likes to react to things that the Pope says because he might feel like he is in the wrong, but who knows.

He even took a stand on climate change and put the blame on humanity.

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Our family isn’t in the business of discussing this but if they did, it would sound like this. We all know that our family loves to talk about people and how they aren’t behaving. It is their favorite pastime.

He also channels that one prima we all have…

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You know the one. She’s always telling you to let Jesus into your heart and trying to get you to go to church with her.

And apparently, Mary was the very first social influencer.

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There are so many major influencers out there but if the Pope gets behind you and calls you the most influential woman in history then that’s it – you are.

He knows how to help the gente spread the love.

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When the Pope speaks…people listen.

We can all stand to be reminded of this, am I right?

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The Pope tries to make peace between all sorts of groups of people and here he is using some of that meta-advice for something simple: listen to your family, friends, partners, co-workers and others. #ListeningSkills

And he throws down for the abuelos.

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Love you nana!

Mami has got to be following the Pope on Twitter.

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This is straight out of my mom’s mouth. Pero like how did she know the Pope was on Twitter before me…?

And you know your mom always pulled this out when there’s some family drama.

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Of course, she would never admit to having drama in our familia but when others came with chisme about theirs, this is totally the type of advice my mom would give to friends. Think Virginia de la Mora from Casa de las Flores.

This is some heavy advice but oh my god so true!

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Why didn’t I see this Tweet when I needed it most?! My tears irrigate life? Amazing!

Is it just me or is the Pope throwing shade at all the thots on social media?

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He does not hold back with what he thinks about the people. Honestly, if anyone on this planet should be allowed to judge, it is the man who gave his entire life to the church.

Alright…so maybe the Trump/Pope feud is a real thing?

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This is definitely some not-so-veiled shade towards the U.S. president and his tendency to lash out at anyone who disagrees with him.

Pretty sure we’re all thinking the same…

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But like he’s the Pope who leads a community of more than a billion people and can get away with calling out world leaders.

Sometimes you can’t sugarcoat the truth.

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If he isn’t channeling my mom every time she steps into my room…

If this isn’t mis papas trying to inspire me every time I start doubting what I’m doing with my life.

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Mijo, work hard and you can do anything you want to do!

READ: These 11 Tweets Perfectly Sum Up What Happened When The Pope Met Trump

Lamborghini Tried To Buy Their Way Into Heaven By Donating A Custom Lambo To El Papa

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Lamborghini Tried To Buy Their Way Into Heaven By Donating A Custom Lambo To El Papa

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Last week, his holiness, Pope Francis, who’s the first Latino pope ever (air horn 3x), got a custom-made, special edition Lamborghini Huracán RWD.

The new Pope-Mobile was donated directly to Pope Francis by Lamborghini. The company gifted the pope a $200,000 whip with a V10 engine that can produce a horsepower of up to 600 . At top speeds of 200 miles per hour, the Pope could theoretically cross all of Vatican City in under a minute.

The Lambo was handmade to custom specifications.

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The car was tricked out in pure, heavenly-white with halo-gold accents as a tribute to the Vatican City flag. It was designed at Lamborghini’s custom body shop called “Ad Personam,” which is Latin for “on an individual basis.” That name seems fitting as members of the clergy frequently use Latin during mass. Does “in nomeni patri et fili spiritus sancti” sound familiar? That’s Latin, baby.

Before drag racing around Vatican City, the Pope and his entourage had to bless the new whip.

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Talk about Lamborghini Mercy! Kanye West would be proud. Also, it seems like the Pope runs with a bigger clique than all of G.O.O.D. Music.

Of course, the custom paint job wouldn’t be complete without a little graffiti by his holiness.

Nothing more baller than signing a Lambo in permanent marker. I wonder what his tag name is?

Don’t worry, you won’t see the Pope zooming past you anytime soon. The church will be auctioning off the supercar to raise money for various charities.

Although it has permanent marker on the hood, and doesn’t run on holy water, it’s still a pretty cool car for any collector. Funds raised from the auction will go to several charitable efforts, including helping rebuild Christian communities destroyed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Looks like Pope Francis is definitely #blessed. ???

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READ: These 11 Tweets Perfectly Sum Up What Happened When The Pope Met Trump

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