A drunk and a priest in the bus

On a bus, a priest sat next to a drunk who was struggling to read a newspaper.

Suddenly, with a slurred voice, the drunk asked the priest:
"Do you know what arthritis is?"

The parish priest soon thought of taking the opportunity to lecture the drunk and replied:
"It's a disease caused by sinful and unruly life:
consumption of alcohol, drugs, marijuana, crack, binges and other things I dare not say."

The drunk widened his eyes, shut up and continued reading the newspaper.

A little later the priest,
thinking that he had been too hard on the drunk,
tried to soften:
"How long have you had arthritis?"

"I don't have arthritis!
It says here in the paper that the Pope has it."🤔😀