.- Traveling Saturday to Lithuania, Pope Francis joked that, in the eyes of some, Pope St. John Paul II is considered a saint while he himself is considered “a devil.”
The pope’s joke came amidst a Sept. 22 conversation with journalists, the Associated Press reported, during which he was presented a book about Pope St. John Paul II, written by long-time papal photographer Grzegorz Galazka.
Francis joked as he examined the book, reportedly telling reporters “[John Paul II] was a saint, I am a devil.”
“No, you are both saints!” Galazka responded.
The pope has shown a similar penchant for self-deprecating humor in the past.