One of the more interesting parts of the visit was the Pope’s introduction at the House of Representatives.
It’s done by the sergeant-at-arms. He’s the guy who opens the door, walks in the chamber and shouts, “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States,” at the State of the Union.
He has many choices of what to say with the pope.
Pope Francis, Papa, Vicar of Christ, Vicar of Peter, Holy Father, Bishop of Rome, Servant of the servants of God, Supreme Pastor, His Holiness, The Rock, Supreme Pontiff, Father of Kings, Governor of the World, Successor of St. Peter, Shepherd of the Universal Church.
Seems simple, but no one knows how to spell it! Seriously. Capital “P” or lower case? Check out the results from Google.
Pope or pope?
¹ – A very geeky friend who understands open source software will explain this sentence to you. He/she is currently laughing hysterically.