By Alexandra Sifferlin
March 2, 2015

Comedian Stephen Colbert spoke to the Catholic magazine America about his faith in a video released Monday, and revealed what he would like to ask Pope Francis if given the opportunity.

“What do you do to get that smile on your face in the morning?” the fervent Catholic says he would ask the Pope. “What’s your regime in the morning?”

Colbert—who has apparently taken the opportunity to grow a full beard before taking over the Late Show from David Letterman in September—says he tries to get up every morning, smile, and say “yes” after a morning ritual practiced by Mother Teresa.

During the interview, Colbert shared his favorite scriptures and admits that while he usually gives up some form of food or booze for Lent, he hadn’t decided what to give up this year.

Be sure to watch to the end of the video below to see Colbert dance and sing one of his favorite hymns.

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