Last night during the sixth episode of the sixth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, there was a commercial featuring the Holy Father, Pope Francis. I was surprised as were many viewers. Here is the commercial:
@jackomo Hi! We’d like to spotlight your Tweet in official Twitter TV and marketing materials. Reply #yes or #no to let us know if OK!
— Twitter Notify (@TwitterNotify) October 19, 2015
Apparently Twitter has been asking specific Twitter users for permission to use their tweets. While some of the images are not flattering and I am not sure if they got permission from the Pope, I think this commercial shows how much the Papacy has penetrated the world and gotten the attention of it. Before, Popes were looked upon as archaic caricatures of an old world. Now, Pope Francis with his humble personality and colloquial way of speaking has befriended the world and the world him. I think this is a perfect opportunity for Pope Francis to evangelize and plant the seeds of faith in the world which has loosen its hard soil to him. I hope the Pope takes the opportunity.