The current pope is pretty cool. I mean, he’s still the pope and thus still has some seriously backwards views about society and still believes in things like talking snakes, magic wands that can part large bodies of water, and a dude who came back to life like a zombie. But compared to the last few popes, especially his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis is actually pretty chill.
As an example of the things that make this pope far chiller than the last pope, His Chillness has deemed it totally awesome for women to breastfeed while they are attending church services.
The ceremony where he made this laid-back and totally rad decision happened to be a little long. Before getting down with his pope jargon in the pulpit, he said, “The ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry. That’s the way it is. You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus.”
It’s kind of alarming that “That’s the way it is” has become one of the most profound things for any pope to say. I mean come on…women have breasts. The breasts produce milk to feed their infants. Why is it a problem to feed an infant in church? Or anywhere for that matter. In one totally chill statement, the pope busted down the walls of the patriarchy.
That’ll do, Pope. That’ll do.