One is a timeless sex symbol who titillated audiences with her voluptuous curves while the other is known more for his piety and modesty.
The pontiff, 84, struggled to control his clerical robe which even blew up over his head in images reminiscent of Marilyn's iconic white dress moment from The Seven-Year Itch.
The Heaven-Seer's Glitch! Pope Francis has suffered his own Marilyn moment after a gust of wind lifted up his cassock while boarding a plane in Greece
The pontiff, 84, struggled to control his fluttering clerical robe which even blew up over his head in images reminiscent of Marilyn's iconic white dress scene from the Seven-Year Itch
Francis was returning from Athens to the Vatican after a four-day trip when he suffered the malfunction on the steps towards the papal plane
Fortunately, unlike Marilyn's coquettish scene which revealed her legs to 1950s audiences, the pope's modesty was preserved by the black trousers underneath his ivory-tinted robes
Francis was returning from Athens to the Vatican after a four-day trip when he suffered the malfunction on the steps leading towards the papal plane.
The leader of the Catholic Church had to call in his minders to pull down the cassock and pellegrina cape to spare his blushes.
Once he successfully boarded the plane after battling the elements, Francis decided to slam the EU on his return flight with journalists, comparing the bloc to a 'Nazi dictatorship' for trying to impose woke rules on language and ban using the word Christmas.
He warned the EU not to 'take the path of ideological colonisation' as he returned from Greece after a four-day trip.
Last week, the union was accused of trying to 'cancel Christmas' after telling staff to avoid the word in favour of 'holiday period' because it could be offensive to non-Christians.
The leader of the Catholic Church had to call in his minders to pull down the cassock and pellegrina cape to spare his blushes
The pope saw the funny side as he turned to photographers at the bottom of the stairs after struggling with the elements
As he stepped on to the plane at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, staff had to pull down Francis' pellegrina which was blowing in his face
Eurocrats published the rule months ago as part of a guide on 'inclusive communication', details of which leaked leading to a furious backlash.
Other suggestions in the book included replacing Christian names such as Mary and John with 'international' names such as Malika and Julio when using them in generic examples, and swapping the word 'man-made' for 'human-induced'.
The pontiff said