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‘Scandal’s’ Olivia Pope vs. Pope Francis: A Guide

It’s a big week for Popes. Scandal crisis manager Olivia Pope returned to TV on Thursday and Francis began his papacy. A quick guide on how to tell the celebrated leaders apart.

They both answer to a higher power—she, the swoon-inducing President Fitz; he, His Heavenly Father, of course. They’re both in the business of fixing things—she, the rich-people problems of D.C.’s elite; he the Roman Catholic Church. The Popes whipped two very different groups of devout worshippers into respective frenzies this week. Scandal-heads rejoiced when TV’s Most Batshit-Crazy Show Scandal, the ABC thriller-soap-drama starring Kerry Washington as crisis manager Olivia Pope, returned Thursday. Catholics around the globe rejoiced at the return of, well, a pope when Pope Francis was inaugurated Tuesday. With so many reasons to celebrate the Popes, here’s a handy guide to which is which—and the surprising similarities between the two.


Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

Pope vs Pope

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