On Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show“, Colbert expressed sadness over a recent interview with the pontiff in which he claimed many casual acquaintances are claiming to be his friends now that he is the head of the Catholic Church. “I’m not gonna say this stuff writes itself, but you certainly do deliver it on time every day“.
Colbert showed some of the typical merch like t-shirts, coffee mugs, polo shirts, action figures, and even Pope Francis cologne. Father Rosica, a media attaché for Pope Francis, is busy this week as a commentator at ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox.
“You know that meatball is now being dragged down the steps of a subway by a rat”, Colbert swiftly replied, referring to Monday’s viral sensation #PizzaRat.
Watch Stephen Colbert sing for the Pope, above. “It does not increase affection, it distances people, it armors the soul against joy, and it deadens the intellect”. On the streets of New York it goes for $35, but on Amazon you can grab your own for just $27. “Not alone”. If a historic visit from Pope Francis and a UN General Assembly with President Obama in attendance wasn’t enough to make taxis scarcer than hen’s teeth, how about holding the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park this Saturday, September 26th?
“I’m no particular exemplar of my faith …”
Colbert’s other guests included blogger, Andrew Sullivan, who has become famous with his blog, “The Dish”, and journalist and activist, Maria Schriver.
“I’m hopeful that they will change”, she told Colbert. Speaking in front of a backdrop of gentle ocean waves and wispy clouds, Gaffigan gave millions of viewers of the Late Show useful advice to live by. With a wink he chides his church representative, “are you writing this down?”