(RNS) The Joke with the Pope contest is over and the winner is … a rabbi.
And that’s no joke.
Launched by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States ahead of Pope Francis’ U.S. visit last month, the contest netted 4,000 submissions from people, including actress and comedian Ellie Kemper, weather forecaster Al Roker and late-night TV host Conan O’Brien. Comedian Bill Murray was the honorary adviser.
But the organizers named Rabbi Bob Alper the winner Monday (Oct. 5) on their website.
Photo: Joke with the Pope.