FOXBORO -- We know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reveres Bill Belichick, and on Wednesday he put his head coach next to God. Kind of.

With Pope Francis stateside, Brady was asked about the Holy Father and laughed when posed the question, "You rank Bill or the Pope higher?"

"In Bill we trust! You kidding me?" Brady answered. 

Brady met one the Pope's predecessors, Pope John Paul II, during a trip to Europe earlier in his career.

"It was very brief, my experience with him," Brady said, then focusing more on current events. "It's pretty cool. I think I saw some TV coverage stuff. It sure makes for some crazy traffic in New York City and in Washington, DC where he was yesterday. But it was well worth it."