The whole flight the man sweats beads being so nervous having been sat next to his holiness.
The man is able to keep his calm and avoid an awkward conversation as the Pope focuses all of his attention on a crossword puzzle.
A couple hours into the flight the man hears his Holiness mumbling in frustration at his puzzle. Eventually the man musters up the nerve to ask the Pope “is there anything I can help you with?”
The Pope says “yes my son. I need a 4-letter word for a woman ending in _UNT”
The man is absolutely horrified. He can’t tell the Pope the answer!! He is the most holy earthling alive. So he thinks and thinks and thinks until finally- it comes to him. He shouts out “of course! Aunt!”
The Pope returns to his puzzle and mumbles again before turning back to the man and asks “do you have an eraser?”