Pope Francis: I’m Like A Pharmacist

Prescribing prayer, that is. posted on

Pope Francis joked on Sunday he is “like a pharmacist,” as visitors were given what could only be described as Catholic party favors: boxes that look like they contained pills but actually held a rosary.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

The pope, who has garnered a down-to-earth reputation, called the rosary prayer “spiritual medicine” and said it’s “good for the heart.”

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Volunteers distributed thousands of the boxes, which depict a human heart, at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Nuns helped to distribute the pill boxes at the end of his appearance.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

The square was packed with about 80,000 tourists and Romans on Sunday.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Now Buzzing