It has been so exciting to be here for the announcement of our new Holy Father, Francis. The locals have been so welcoming, offering me at every turn the chance to buy figurines, key chains, pendants, magnets, mugs, books, shirts, holy cards, rosaries (as if I need more!), pictures and postcards. I will need an extra suitcase! And at every cafe and restaurant, the waiters have offered to give me samples of every wine in their cellar. They’re a little pushy, to be honest, but I haven’t been to Rome since 1982, so as they say, When in Rome…
Wish you were here,
You don’t have to be a follower to understand what a big deal this week has been for Catholics around the world, including the nun in the photo above (and vendors in Vatican City). Just look at how HAPPY she seems. So write a caption to the photo above — it doesn’t have to be a letter; that was just our idea — and we’ll send the author of our favorite a NewsHour mug. And no, Pope Francis will not be on it.
How it works: Every other Tuesday, we post a photo. You compose a caption, submit it in the comments section below or on NewsHour Art Beat’s Facebook page by 5 p.m. ET Friday.
We’ll announce the best caption on Art Beat the following Tuesday and send the winner an official NewsHour mug. The tiebreaker for similar or identical entries will be earliest time of submission.