Stephen Colbert Pops the Pope at Catholic Charity Gala

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a cardinal also get mocked at fundraiser

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Stephen Colbert got a dig in at recently installed Pope Francis’ humble ways Thursday night while speaking at a Roman Catholic charity dinner in New York, CBS reports.

Appearing at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, the “Colbert Report” host cracked that if the Pope  had his way, the ritzy event probably would have been held at an IHOP.

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Colbert also gave New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan a ribbing, telling the holy man that his vestments made him look like a “flamboyant Zorro.”

Oh, and he also suggested that Dolan is jealous of Colbert, who categorized himself as “America’s most famous Catholic during the fundraiser.

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“I am proud to be America’s most famous Catholic,” Colbert wisecracked. “And I’m sure the cardinal is thinking, ‘Stephen, pride is a sin.’ Well, cardinal, so is envy, so we’re even.”

On the political front, Colbert took a shot at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, calling him a “tiny man.”

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Bloomberg may or may not be tiny, but the event drew a big haul for its cause; according to CBS, the event raised $3 million, which will go toward helping needy children.