Straight Outta Vatican: The Pope is a Hip Hop Sensation

Thanks to a well-timed photo, the placement of a microphone, and thousands of witty Twitter users, the hip hop world found its newest star in the most unlikely of places – the Vatican. An image of Pope Francis, 78, snapped during the Pontiff’s recent tour of Africa, shows the Pope holding his microphone as if he’s ready to break into verse – rap, not biblical. As a result the hashtag #PopeBars was born and trended worldwide on Twitter, with people altering existing rap lyrics and inventing new ones for the Pope to rhyme before dropping the mic. Read on for some of our favourite #PopeBars:

— Manny Rutinel (@MannyRutinel) November 30, 2015

— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) November 30, 2015