Teenage girls fear Pope Francis will 'do a Bieber' at inauguration mass
Thousands of Catholic teenage girls are 'worried sick' that Pope Francis will turn up late for his inauguration mass in Rome today.
'Oh,my God,' said Teresa Muldoon (14), 'I just know he's going to be late for his mass just like Justin was for his O2 Believe concert. I just can't go through waiting again like that. Me and my mates at the convent are worried sick.'
Teresa said she fears that Pope Francis might stop on his way to St Peter's Square to talk to poor people or Robert Mugabe and leave her wondering if he's going to make an appearance.
As both a Catholic and a Belieber, Teresa says she is torn between her worship of Pope Francis and Justin, though she admits she finds the Pope 'sexier'.
'But I haven't heard him sing yet,' she said, ' or Justin pray.'
Many Catholic girls are said not to have given up the hope that one day there will be a Pope Justin.
'It would be the first Canadian pope ever,' said Teresa.
'I hope the Pope will copy Justin by wearing low-slung trousers,' she added. 'Oh, my God, that would be so cool.'
'That would be a first for any pope and show he has the common touch,' said Teresa's mother Mary who said she was praying the Pope gets an audience as large as a Justin Bieber concert.
'But what I don't want is the girl heartbroken for the second time in two weeks,' she said, 'or, through the excitement of waiting, wetting her first communion knickers all over again.'
The Vatican has denied rumours that Pope Francis is seeking an audience with Justin Bieber.