Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Pope Francis


Pope Francis has arrived!

The pope showed up to the White House Wednesday morning and was greeted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. But unlike rulers and political leaders who show up in luxury cars, the 78-year-old religious head opted for a 4-door Fiat 500.

He truly is a man of the people.

Before taking the podium on the South Lawn, the pope sat back and watched the president tell the 11,000 attendees (and the nation) that he is probably the coolest man ever. "I believe the excitement around your visit must be attributed not only to your role as pope, but to your unique qualities as a person," Obama said.

So what "unique qualities" is Obama referring to about Pope Francis? Let's take a look at what makes him THE MAN.

Pope Francis


1) No bullet-proof car for Pope Francis! When you're as cool and seemingly as untouchable as this pope, you can feel pretty safe inside of a baby Fiat.

2) He is the only person who can wear all white past Labor Day and make it look chic.

3) He was the first religious head to cover Rolling Stone.

4) He had a Harley Davidson and then sold it for charity. Yes, the pope owned a hog.

5) He declared the Internet a "gift from God." (He probably hasn't checked out the comments section of any and all stories.)

While these aren't necessarily "qualities" per se, we have to admit that they make the guy all the more relatable in a time when no one can ever really relate to a pope.

Pope Francis


Obviously, the pope had more important things to talk about than himself. He addressed Obama's climate control plan and even showed his praise. "I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution. Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation," he said.

"When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history."

Further cementing his amazing rhetoric and downright swag factor, the pope referenced a famous the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. quote to drive his point home.

"...We can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it," Pope Francis said.

We're not the only ones fangirling about the Pope's arrival either. Just look at what Twitter has to say:

We can try to strive for his "level of discourse," but our eyes are set on becoming his future best friend.

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