Pope confesses he sometimes seeks shut-eye while praying

Praying is boring and Pope Francis is sparing us some of the Catholic guilt for dozing off while prostrating ourselves before God.

The Pope admitted to occasionally sleeping on the job while he prays.

"When I go to pray, a few times I fall asleep," he said during an interview for TV2000 published Tuesday. Pope Francis also cited St. Therese's belief that God appreciates it when people fall asleep while praying.

The Guardian reports His Holiness gets around seven hours of sleep each night, along with a nap after lunch.

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