The Father Ted character has emerged from hiding on Craggy Island after 15 years to back the Facebook campaign calling for his appointment to lead the Roman Catholic Church.
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"This is great! Obviously very excited. Had no idea I was in the running, to be honest," said Dougal.
"If I am made Pope the first thing I will do is make Sunday a recognised day of worship. Hurray!"
The Facebook fan page has amassed over 16,000 likes since its creation last month.
The community calls for the controversial appointment "because nobody else could concentrate so hard on looking so holy than Father Dougal McGuire himself".
Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement last month, becoming the first man to voluntarily leave the position in 600 years.
A total of 115 cardinal-electors have today