(PNS reporting from PHOENIX) The media may question the newly-elected pontiff’s ethnicity, but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio firmly believes that Pope Francis is Latino.
“His real name is Jorge and he speaks Spanish. I’m damn sure he is a Latino; he’s probably a Mexican, ” Arpaio told the monthly breakfast meeting of the Sons of the Arizona Indian Wars Wednesday.
Son of the Indian Wars’ president, Gary Hasenfeffer agrees:
Like most Latinos, the Pope probably doesn’t even speak English like Jesus.
Tino Saenz, a local rights attorney, told PNS that he wouldn’t advise the Pontiff to visit Maricopa County in the near future.
“This new pope is frugal. He carries his own luggage, does things himself. If he ever comes to Phoenix he’s probably going to drive himself around town and get himself arrested by Arpaio for driving while Latino,” Saenz said. “Do you want a Sonoran hot dog? I’m buying.”
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