The Pope is visiting the U.S., and he is riding in a limousine with, of course, a chauffeur. He asks the chauffeur if he might drive a while. The chauffeur is understandably surprised, but the Pope says, "You know, I spend all this time in cars, but not once does anyone ever let me drive. Please?" So the driver agrees, and they trade places. A policeman stops the car for a minor infraction and as the window is rolled down, revelaing the driver, the policeman is a bit surprised. He radios the station and says, "Guess who I just stopped?" "Who?" comes the reply. "I don't know, but he must be pretty important, 'cause the Pope's his driver!"
apologies if you've heard it before, but comic relief in times of crisis is important. :)