A lot's gone on in the Vatican since we first wrote about our beloved Popeners. Benedict VXI came and went, and now Francis is garnering attention for his radical views of love and acceptance.
We're not religious in this household. What we care about most is, what excellently kitschy thing can we get out of it? Curiously, the Popeners from Benedict's relatively short reign barely changed from John Paul II's — in fact, they simply kept JP's bust on the obverse side, presumably to make Benedict seem more popular. Thanks to our friend Leyla, we just came into a new Francis Popener. Like Francis himself, it's a big departure from the previous knickknacks. Unlike Francis, it's upped the fabulous quotient quite a lot.
Also? It's magnetic. I like a practical pope.