If we can have customized emoji for Darth Vader and , why not the pope?
With Swyft Media's new Popemoji keyboard app, available for both iOS and Android, we can all celebrate Pope Francis' first visit to the US on September 22 with cute illustrations of him eating a giant sandwich and riding in a taxi.
There are 52 stickers (both cartoon versions and real-life photos) and 14 animated GIFs in total of the pope having fun on his trip.
"Emoji are so ingrained in digital and social language, particularly among young people, that it was natural to make them an element of our digital effort to support Pope Francis' visit to the US," Kathleen Hessert, founder of Sports Media Challenge, the company that oversees Aleteia.org's efforts, said in a statement. "Besides, the pope has a great sense of humor, is totally approachable and dedicated to engaging people where they communicate."
Ironically, the pope has previously gone on record saying thatand that he . In fact, the pope has and talk to each other.
So the likelihood of the pope using his own emoji on his Twitter are pretty slim, but that doesn't mean you can't use them to let friends know you're ready for lunch or a friendly game of football.
Personally, I can't wait to use the emoji of the pope crowdsurfing at a concert, taking selfies with fans and listening to his righteous tunes.