WATCH: Colbert Serenades the Pope, Begs Him to Come on Late Night
Pope Francis arrived in New York City Thursday evening and Stephen Colbert seems really, really excited. He dedicated more than 11 minutes Thursday night to wooing the pontiff to his studio in Hell's Kitchen.
"The Pope is like any of us," Colbert said. "A simple, humble guy that just wants to be the voice of God to a billion Catholics." The Late Night host explained that in recent interviews Pope Francis has said he is surrounded by false friends. "The Bible says a person shouldn't have more than one or two friends," the Vicar of Christ is said to have lamented.
Colbert took this opportunity to offer his friendship, telling the Pope he can "text him a sad emoji" and they can get together and "throw back some Mike Hards" while watching the season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise." He finished off the bit by serenading Francis with a version of "You Got a Friend" which was rather sweet, and like his knowledge of Catholicism, apparently quite sincere.
Watch the clips below: