In a surprising move, the new Pope has used his infallibility to declare the apparent divinity of Albion College’s new restaurant, Macho Taco.
The Mexican-themed eatery is one of a few places the school has opened to supplement the students while Baldwin Hall is closed for renovations.
It is unclear at the moment how exactly the Pope heard about Macho Taco. A Pope has not visited Albion’s campus since John Paul II in 1994. Later that year, Albion’s football team went on to win the national championship.
Speculators have guessed that the social media-savvy Pope has picked up Twitter messages of students praising the food. As his mouth watered while he thought of the delicious tacos, he may have received an angelic vision.
“While I was praying, I could not help myself from thinking of tacos,” said Pope Francis from the Vatican. “I may have been hungry at the time, but the sheer prevalence of Macho Taco in my vision could not mean anything but a message from God.”
The Pope went on to declare the controversial decision to renovate the cafeteria during the school year “genius.”
President Ronna Dandall, herself a taco fanatic, was overjoyed at the news.
“It’s always good to have an endorsement from the Pope,” Dandall said between bites of a Macho Taco taco. “It’s great publicity, and, frankly, I think he’s right. I mean, have you had one of these?”
Students have also received the news well.
“I’m not really into Mexican food that much, but now with the new Pope saying Macho Taco is so great I think I’m going to check it out,” said Bertrand O’Brien, Brown City junior and lapsed Catholic.
Macho Taco may become a new pilgrimage site for Catholics and taco enthusiasts alike.
Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina, became the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last February.
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