The pope’s visit, including visits to some of the most politically and religiously tense sites in the world, has been marked by solemn speeches and odes to peace and cooperation, not exactly stand-up material.
But several people watching the pope’s visit have found in it nuggets of comedy.
BREAKING: Netanyahu adds ‘ride in Israeli tank’ to Pope’s itinerary to counterbalance yesterday's unscheduled visit to separation wall
— The Pan-Arabia Enquirer (@arabiaenquirer) May 26, 2014
So, the Pope is in Israel with an Imam and a Rabbi. .. If they don't walk into a bar, it's all been for nothing.
— Just me. (@Welshtabby) May 25, 2014
Traffic jams, while frustrating, are also proving a source of some semi-bitter comedy.
Just spent an hour driving in Pope traffic. Lord save us and have mercy on our souls.
— Miriam Schwab (@miriamschwab) May 25, 2014
And, a plug for my own “comedy.”
To make him feel at home, Pope Francis will be greeted at Ben Gurion by a group of lepers, otherwise known as Israeli government ministers
— Joshua Davidovich (@Josh_Davidovich) May 25, 2014