Pope Francis' 'rapper pose' picture a hit

(Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)
(Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)

The Pope is causing a stir on the last leg of his three-nation tour of Africa, but not necessarily for religious reasons.

A picture captured by an Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer has gone viral on social media, sparking a whole lot of tweets with the hashtag #PopeBars.

Gianluigi Guercia snapped the picture of Francis speaking while visiting a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic on Sunday, capturing the 78-year-old in a classic rapper pose – making it look like he's about to drop one of the biggest hits of 2016.

As contemporary as Pope Francis is, something tells us he doesn't have a rapping career lined up in the future.

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