From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishIs the Pope (a) Catholic?Is the Pope (a) Catholic?informalCERTAINLY/DEFINITELY used to say that something is clearly true or certain – used humorously‘Do you think they’ll win?’ ‘Is the Pope Catholic?’ →Pope
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Is the Pope (a) Catholic?• Is it a flop? Is the Pope a Catholic?• Sure? Is the Pope a Catholic?• The answer to that question would seem to be another question, namely and to wit: Is the pope a Catholic?