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Stephen Colbert was excited for Pope Francis’ visit to New York, so much so that he invited the leader of the Catholic Church to appear on his show — and even prepared a specially humble chair for him.

Stephen also looked at how Americans are marking the visit of a religious leader who has called upon to eschew consumer materialism — by selling lots of tacky and overpriced merchandise. “It’s an inspiring message of shunning material possessions — which Americans can now honor by buying crap.”

And Larry Wilmore looked at a great example of the corruptions of capitalism that Pope Francis has talked about: The recent effort by young businessman Martin Shkreli to increase the price of an medication for AIDS-related illnesses from $13.50 per pill all the way up to $750.

Jimmy Kimmel looked at how similar Pope Francis and Donald Trump might just be:

And in a non-pope item, James Corden went on a police stakeout with a very special partner: Mel Brooks!

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