Judging by all the supplication happening on social media, there’s no way in hell #ThisTown will be able to separate church and state while Pope Francis is floating around.
Daily commuters, residents and those hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff during his swing through the nation’s capital will likely need divine intervention to successfully navigate the labyrinth of road closures and pop-up security perimeters poised to turn downtown into one of those less-than-hospitable circles author Dante Alighieri described in that book he wrote (Oh, what’s it called again …). Virtually everyone has an opinion about what’s in store for us all this week. Some are overjoyed by the papal visit. (Hi, mom!) Others seem terribly annoyed. The Web savvy are making the most of the extremely rare occasion. Livin' On a Prayer
The divide is pretty clear. And love will triumph over hate, if only we can #FeelTheBern together. #PopeFrancis pic.twitter.com/ht3eKWjimB — Charles Lenchner (@clenchner) September 21, 2015
A Hail Mary
Casting the First Stone
Crime Alert: Robbery. Parking spaces on campus stolen. Subject: Caucasian, 5'9, Balding, Wearing Papal Vestments #cua #PopeInDC #NakasNation — Luke Garrison (@_lukegarrison) September 14, 2015
Confession Is Good for the Soul
I don't normally dress in drag but I may be inclined to do it Wednesday. #Popemageddon— Chris Bucky Barnes (@TheBarnesology) September 20, 2015
There Is No God
Been waiting on food delivery for 90 minutes. #PopeInDC — FamousDC (@FamousDC) September 20, 2015
Father, Forgive Them
When I think of #PopeinDC I just think of staying away from wherever he's going to be.— Yvonne W. (@Phyllisanne1205) September 12, 2015
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