Miserable Pope Francis looks unimpressed in Vatican meeting with Trudeau (PHOTO)
Trudeau and wife Sophie visited the Vatican Monday, and photos of the event suggest the pontiff was less than impressed with the photogenic PM.
The Pope’s sour demeanor is the latest in a string of miserable showings by the 80-year-old when photographed alongside visiting dignitaries.
Twitter went into meltdown last week when a photo emerged of a stern-looking Pope standing beside a grinning US President Donald Trump, as well as black-clad Melania and Ivanka, after the First Family’s visit to the Vatican.
The Twitteratti presumed this was because Pope Francis had a particular dislike for Trump’s brash antics, but now a similar snap with Trudeau is prompting some to suggest that maybe the issue is with the pontiff himself.
Maybe Pope Francis just doesn't like politicians. pic.twitter.com/ZF0tw3lZEQ— Matt Harris (@mattfharris) May 29, 2017
It’s unlikely Pope Francis will claim the nickname of his predecessor Pope John Paul I, known as the ‘Smiling Pope’, any time soon.
Some suggested he may simply have an abhorrence for politicians in general, while another Twitter user mused that this was his ‘Pope resting face.’
It turns out that it's called "resting Pope's face." RPF. pic.twitter.com/F8lILE2Gd3— Stephano (@primal_tweet) May 29, 2017
During Trudeau’s visit, he asked Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children in Catholic Church-run schools.