SUPPORTERS rallied to the side of an official of the local clergy who received some heat for going on overseas trips.

The toughest supporter is also a man of the cloth. And shares the older clergyman’s passion for travel and good food.

Being younger, the supporter is able to embrace more willingly the digital age. You can’t fault him for this because even the Pope has a Twitter account.

But while Pope Francis posts inspirational messages and poses with ordinary folk, the local clergyman is fond of selfies.