Caption contest: Which were your favorites?

Pope Francis talks with Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano as he arrives for his first state visit to the Quirinal presidential palace in Rome Nov. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis talks with Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano as he arrives for his first state visit to the Quirinal presidential palace in Rome Nov. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If you missed it, yesterday after Pope Francis went to Italy’s presidential palace for his first state visit, we couldn’t resist calling for a caption contest for this Paul Haring photo of the pope with Italian┬áPresident Giorgio Napolitano.

Well, it wasn’t really a contest with prizes (we’ll leave that to our friends at The Catholic Weekly in Sydney, Australia) and we weren’t going to declare winners or runners-up. That’s good because so many captions were suggested, especially on our Facebook page, that it would be hard to declare an overall winner. (I won’t even mention that on a Friday afternoon after a busy week, I’m not feeling very ambitious.)

But there were some great ideas that should not go unnoticed. For instance, this was a clear favorite among some at CNS:

And here’s one with a historical reference (if you don’t get it, just reread our story):

Or, there’s simple:

As I indicated above, be sure to check out the comments on our Facebook page as well. Right now there are 170 replies there. (You don’t need to be a Facebook member to look.)

Or, suggest your own below.

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