A gentleman had been trying for years to meet the Pope John Paul II. Finally, his wish was granted. When the gentleman approached the Pope he said, "Your Eminence, I am so happy to be given this chance to speak with you and I would like to tell you a joke before I start."
The Pope replied, "Of course my son. Go ahead and tell your joke."
The gentleman continued, "There were these two Pollacks and..."
The Pope interrupted, "My son, do you realize that I am Polish?"
"I'm sorry, your Eminence, I'll speak slower."