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Photos of Dogs Dressed Up Like the Pope

Because your pooch needs to be part of the pope's visit, too.

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Now that the Pope’s visit to DC is in full swing, we decided to take a look at how locals (and a few people in Philly) are celebrating.

But this being DC, where dogs are prized possessions and the thought of a “Barks and Blazers” dog happy hour is totally believable, it’s no surprise that Washingtonians wanted to get their four-legged friends in on the fun.

In honor of Pope Francis’s trip to America, Instagram users have been uploading photos of their pup dressed up as His Holiness with the hashtag #PopeDog. Here are some of our favorites.

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#popeindc #popeinusa #pope #professor #stinky #pete the #dog We had our own visit from the pope here in #windsor

A photo posted by Christine Walters (@liveartlondon) on

“Pup Francis” is visiting the U.S. for the first time! #popeinus #popeindc #popeinnyc #popeinphilly

A photo posted by St. Pius Youth Ministry (@stpiusym) on

#babsthedog #thepope #popedog #dogsofinstagram @meep08

A photo posted by @colincissne on

The Pope has arrived a few days early! #popeapalooza #popepocalypse #popedog

A photo posted by Kate Kedziora (@katekedz) on

#ThePopeisComing #PopeFrancis #Pope #popedog #Philly

A photo posted by J Reid (@j_reid123) on

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.