The Vatican has recently been rocked by a series of priestly jokes, including a video in which a young boy asks the Pope if he is a priest.
In the video, the Pope is shown reading from the Bible and says “Yes, I am a priest.”
But his explanation is less than convincing, as he adds “But I don’t really know what that means.”
A few days later, he makes a very similar joke in the presence of a young girl who he is asking about her faith.
But this time, instead of asking her if she is Catholic, he says “I don’t even know what a priest is, what that is.”
The Pope then takes a moment to ponder why he made the choice to take the child on a date instead of having her marry him.
“If I had married her at that age I would have done it,” he said.
“That’s why I’m not married to her.”
The Vatican has also been rocked with a video of a nun making a joke about the Church’s hierarchy, calling out the Vatican’s hierarchy and saying, “You don’t need to be a priest to be an honest man.”
“We have the Pope’s blessing to be honest and to speak truth to power,” she said, according to an excerpt of a transcript obtained by The Associated Press.
The video was published in a video titled “The Secret of the Pope” and featured a nun reading the Bible.
She then called out the Pope for his decision to not baptize a young Catholic man who was born in the country of Argentina.
The Vatican responded to the video with a tweet, saying: “The pope is a person of good morals, and his choice to stay at home and spend time with his family, was a good one.”
The clip was posted to YouTube on Thursday and has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
The Vatican also tweeted a video saying it was a “serious mistake” and a “mistake that has not changed.”