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A Taxonomy of the Different Young Pope Memes You’ll Find on Twitter

We all need to go to confession now.

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HBO’s series The Young Pope hasn’t even debuted in the U.S. yet, but it’s already a meme of biblical proportions in the Twittersphere. And why not? Paolo Sorrentino’s drama stars Jude Law as a young, Italian American pontiff who threatens to shake up the Vatican with his war on rampant liberalism and his collection of sick pope hats. Even the name is meme-worthy: The Young Pope calls to mind a Catholic rapper before it does a youthful pontiff.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the finest memes about the show that Twitter has to offer. Remember: He’s not like a regular pope. He’s a cool pope.

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The “Imagine the Pitch”

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The Amateur Lyricist

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The Millennial

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The Conspiracy Theorist

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The “Already Over It”

The Young Pope airs on HBO Jan. 15. And if you still aren’t sure what we’re talking about, check out the trailer here.

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