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Pope Francis has been immediately recognized as “the cool Pope,” thanks in part to his open discussion about the Catholic Church’s history of sexual abuse, his progressive attitude toward sexuality and reproductive rights, and the fact that he released a damn prog album about world peace. However, he is now gaining attention for a new, seemingly unexplored type of dopeness: He holds the mic like a rapper, which is very funny.

Take this picture, which accompanied a recent Reuters report:

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In it, he is somehow not excoriating Papoose for his inability to release a proper record on Jive, nor is he laying into Lil’ Yachty for being Lil’ Yachty. He is just talking, presumably about Christian love and forgiveness. It inspired many jokes, and many fake raps for the theoretical rapper-pope.

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This is apparently not a viral trailer for The Young Pope season two, but just something the Pope does all the time. Here he looks like an early ’00s backpack-rapper railing against the agriculture industrial complex:

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This one looks like he started off the verse at a whisper, but 32 bars later he’s shouting about how he left the Dipset because Jim Jones was afraid of his knowledge:

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Here he looks like he’s telling a story about when he was coming up someone didn’t know his name and how he proved them wrong years later, and the verse ends with the line, “You hallucinate my name like Dorothy from Kansas / Remember my face, ya’ll, I’m Pope Francis”:

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Clutch that mic like it’s a lethal weapon, Pope, because in your hands, it is.

[via Twitter Moments]