Pope Francis just finished touring downtown D.C. in the popemobile.
During the parade, he waved at thousands of people, many who had waited hours and traveled many miles to get a glimpse of the Catholic leader. He also promoted his security detail — made up of Vatican police, members of the Swiss Guard, and the Secret Service — to a new and much less stress-inducing position. Although they began the parade thinking their main objective was protecting the pope, he soon gave them a loftier job title: Papal Baby Taxi. A serious-looking man dressed in black plucked at least one cute baby from the adoring crowd, transporting him or her to the pope’s white Jeep Wrangler for a quick kiss on the head.
Given the reaction from the masses and newscasters, it is likely the guards will have to do that a few more times over the next few days. In other news, that kid will now never lose “Two Truths and a Lie” for the rest of his or her life.