Photography

Just people posing next to a Pope Francis cutout

While on a search to find images of the Pope last year, Vice Associate Editor Harry Cheadle came upon a goldmine of sorts. His search led him to the Flickr page of Catholic United Financial, ‘an account that has over 6,000 photos – all of them of people posing next to cardboard cutouts of Pope Francis’.

Because what’s better than happy people posing with a giant cutout of the Pope? Nothing. It’s interesting the poses some people choose for these snaps, too. One elderly lady looks to be high-fiving the Servant of the servants of God – because wouldn’t you, if given the chance? He seems like the most human pope so far.

Via Vice

An elderly lady poses next to Pope Francis
An elderly lady poses next to Pope Francis
An elderly couple pose next to Pope Francis
An elderly couple pose next to Pope Francis
A man takes on Pope Francis' stance
A man takes on Pope Francis’ stance
This man looks incredibly happy to stand next to a Pope Francis cardboard cutout
This man looks incredibly happy to stand next to a Pope Francis cardboard cutout
An accordion player poses next to a Pope Francis cutout
An accordion player poses next to a Pope Francis cutout
An elderly lady grabs the hand of Pope Francis
An elderly lady grabs the hand of Pope Francis
A woman and young boy pose next to a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis
A woman and young boy pose next to a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis

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