Nothing can beat pizza’s ubiquity and universal adoration from the masses. Pizza is the food of the gawds.

Case in point: In an interview with Mexican TV station Televista, Pope Francis said that he did “not mind” being Pope, but he longed to eat pizza anonymously. Exact words: “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.”


We’ve reached out to the Vatican for comment. We’ll keep you updated as details emerge.

Francis also said that he thought he’d only last as Pope for another few years. “I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief: four or five years; I do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed.”

This may be seen as controversial, as the Pope traditionally serves until death. Francis’ predecessor Pope Benedict was abdicated in 2013 after serving for just seven years, making him part of a very small handful who have chosen to leave the post.

Francis explained that Benedict had “courageously” opened a door as far as popes resigning from office was concerned. “Benedict should not be considered an exception, but an institution. Maybe he will be the only one for a long time, maybe he will not be the only one,” Francis said.

Note to Francis: Do you, resign the papacy, and join the League of #Pizzaboyz. Piece be with you.

[via Bloomberg]