This cartoon by Chappatte from The International New York Times relates to President Obama's first meeting with Pope Francis, which took place at the Vatican on Thursday. The two men ask each other for their autograph. The message is that Pope Francis is now just as famous as Obama, whose star has waned somewhat since he first became President in 2008 amid a wave of euphoria and expectation. He's now considered by many (even those original supporters) to be a flawed President, just like any other. Pope Francis, on the other hand, has had a spectacular first year in office, and his plain-spoken populism has won rave reviews.
An autograph is a famous person's signature, especially when somebody asks them to write it. • She was surrounded by autograph hunters outside the theatre.