Hollywood is going gaga over the Pope, who is currently on his first official visit to America. Stars’ Twitter and Instagram accounts are abuzz with praise for the popular pontiff, you’d think he was the second coming of Beiber or something. Pope Francis seems to be a cross-over hit with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Folks of all faiths seem to appreciate his moderate, progressive stance on certain issues even some atheists and agnostics are fans. Check out which A-listers are crushing on the Pope.
Eva Longoria scored an invite to the Pope’s White House visit today, attending with her developmentally challenged sister Liza, who’s lifelong dream was to meet the pontiff:
So excited about Pope Francis's speech! #DC #PeaceAndLove #GodBlessAmerica #WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/OqqRghxXa9
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) September 23, 2015
Real (divorced) Housewife, Bethenny Frankel, was also weighed in on the Pope’s White House visit:
The Pope really taking time to engage & hug & shake the hands of people outside The White House making their lives. #sweetpope @TODAYshow
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 23, 2015
Olivia Pope is a fan of the Pope:
Pope Francis might be my celebrity crush. #ImNotEvenCatholic https://t.co/P9rqTFtj71
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 23, 2015
Bet Francis is glad to know Chrissy thinks he’s cool:
pope shoulda ubered #coolpope
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2015
Piers Morgan also gave high praise:
This Pope is special. Love his style & fearlessness. #francis
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 23, 2015
Mario Lopez covets a selfie with the Holy See. He told Fox News Latino, “It’s definitely on my bucket list – to hear him speak or get a blessing. A picture would be awesome — a selfie with the pope would be the best ever.”
Jewish Jon Stewart joked on The Daily Show broadcast, “OK, that’s it – I’m converting. I love this guy” after hearing a clip of Pope Francis dropping an Italian F-bomb during an address.
Russel Crowe, after meeting Pope Francis in 2014, declared, “I’m not Catholic, and I’ve never felt any connection with any previous Pope, but I like this guy… He’s changing the tone of the way you regard the Pope and I think it’s a magnificent thing.”
Comedian Chris Rock thinks the Pope rocks:
This new pope is like the Floyd mayweather of popes.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 21, 2013
He later upped the ante by tweeting:
I might be crazy but I got this weird feeling that the new pope might be the greatest man alive.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 20, 2013
Seems Snooki’s a big fan, too:
Yay for Pope Bergoglio!! He's adorable. ❤❤❤❤
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) March 13, 2013
Even actress/activist Jane gave the pontiff the proverbial thumbs up:
Gotta love new Pope. He cares about poor, hates dogma. Unlike US Congress. Cutting $40bil from food stamps!! Uh Oh.
— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) September 20, 2013
Jim Carrey, who played God in Bruce Almighty, had this to say:
I’m not religious Pope Francis @Pontifex but I like the cut of your jib! ;^] pic.twitter.com/1iEMoyQHCu
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 9, 2015
Tell us what you think of the Pope in the comments below. Are you on Team Francis?
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