Pope Francis can have whatever type of food he wants, whenever he wants it. He likely has an entire kitchen staff dedicated to cooking the most gourmet food there ever was. Because he’s the Pope, and Popes get to have cool arrangements like that.
But the most gourmet food there ever was is not what the Pope wants. The Pope wants pizza, and he wants it all the time.
His pizza obsession makes total sense — he lives in Italy, after all. And if anyone knows how to do pizza, it’s the Italians.
In 2015, Pope Francis told Argentinian newspaper La Voz Del Pueblo about what he misses about not being the Pope.
“To go outside… that much I long for, the tranquility of walking though the streets, or to go to a pizzeria to eat a good pizza,” he said (but in Spanish).
We feel you, Pope. The struggle is real (we imagine).
But who needs to walk the streets for pizza when you can ride in a convoy and have it delivered directly to your hands?
Most recently, Pope Francis has been hosting pizza parties for homeless people.
He’s obviously been dubbed the “Cool Pope” for a reason.
According to Vatican Insider, the Pope pays for weekly trips for the homeless population to visit the beach and then go out for pizza. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, has been organizing and leading the trips all summer long.
Krajewski explained the purpose behind the mini excursions:
“We continue, with the Swiss Guards and the gendarmes, to bring food in the evening to the Roman stations, but in the afternoon, using our van, I accompany groups of 10-11 homeless to go for a swim,” he said.
Adding, “We always conclude the trip in a pizzeria, as do many people who are on vacation at this time. We certainly are not saving the world with some of these initiatives, we are not solving the problems of the homeless in Rome, but at least we are restoring to them a little dignity.”
Pizza for everyone!!!!!