It's been a busy week in the world of Catholicism! The old Pope stepped down, the Papal Conclave convened and the world got a brand spanking new Pope!
The new Pontiff swiftly chose Francis I as his regnal name, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. Surely that wasn't his first choice though. I wonder what other names he considered?
Here are Twelve Other Papal Names Rejected By Pope Francis I:
• Ron Popeil
• Pope Smear
• Popo B. Ware
• Popetimus Prime (runner up: Optimus Pope)
• P Diety
• Pope Schlomo I
• Pope Pyle: U.S.M.C.
• Pope Pwned X
• Popémon (gotta bless 'em all!)
• Popey Longstocking
• Pope Awesome XXX (sponsored by Monster Brand Energy Drink®)
Let the hate mail begin!