Stephen Colbert's Best Religion Clips From 'America's Most Famous Catholic'

04/12/2014 08:05 am ET | Updated Dec 19, 2014

With Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman as Late Show host, can viewers expect him to bring his best religion schticks with him?

As host of The Colbert Report, Colbert assumed the role of an opinionated and devoutly Catholic conservative -- championing the title of 'America's most famous Catholic.' Even outside the persona, Colbert has spoken openly about his faith. During a visit to the Jesuit Fordham University in 2012 Colbert told an audience of 3,000 students, "I love my church -- warts and all..."If Jesus doesn’t have a sense of humor, I am in huge trouble."

Irreverent, timely, borderline offensive and hilarious, these are some of Colbert's best religion clips that offer a glimpse of the comedic chops he'll be laying down in Late Night:

On Pope Francis saying atheists are redeemed

On his Catholic binge during Lent

On Pope Francis' fan magazine

On the discovery of the 'Holy Grail'

On the pope's secret life

On the 'Ground Zero mosque'

On the alleged wife of Jesus

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