Should I Spend Donuts on the Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica?

Update: In game update just came through.  The Pope can now do heists.  I’ve updated below accordingly.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this holy duo to your town…

Character(s): Pope
St. Paul’s Basilica
Donut Cost:
150 Donuts
$300, 30xp/12hrs
Vanity +400
Can Be Placed: 

Leaves stores April 5th

-Comes with a questline (which can wait until the event is over to complete)
-A couple of amusing tasks, although if you’re easily offended they might not be amusing to you. (I’m Catholic, I’m not offended)
-Will use St. Paul’s for tasks and it’s animated when in use (lights up birds fly)-Can do heists

-Not voiced
-Large footprint (11×11)
-Pricey for the combo

Not a Pro or Con…yet

I’m listing this as an in-between at the moment because we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  In the store it says the Pope helps with Heists.  However, at least for Act 1, he does not.  You won’t be able to use him for Heists (which kinda makes sense…he is the Pope).  I’m not sure if he’ll be used in Act 2 and 3 or not yet.  If he is used it’ll be a pro, if not a con.  So don’t get him for Heisting….

Final Thought
It’s a if you like it get it item.  At the moment no real benefit for the event.  Today’s update has made it so he can heist. But still a get it because you like it item.

Meh, freemium players I’d pass.  You’re better off with a character that will help for all Acts (Wheels, Sven etc) than one that may or may not help for the next.  Plus, I think other characters have better visual tasks…

Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as a premium player, I picked this one up.  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at his tasks…

Pope’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Give Daily Sermon 1hr $105, 26xp St. Paul’s Basilica
Ride the Pope Mobile 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Be Young and Cool 8hrs $840, 210xp Outside/Visual
Take a Pope Nap 12hrs $600, 150xp St. Paul’s Basilica
Communicate with the B.S. League 24hrs $1000, 225xp St. Paul’s Basilica

What are your thoughts on the Pope and St. Paul’s?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed the Basilica in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you



66 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica?

  1. I love the Pope. Ooohh Popemobile animation (I saw John Paul II in one of those!)


  2. I got it, the building is really too big for land, but it fits fine on a pier. Pair it with the Water Play Fountain, and the Vatican is now a mansion on the shore….

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  3. Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica
    I’d like to get it but leaving the Store on April 5th makes me feel the Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica Combo will be back at Discount (why not leave this in the Store for the whole Event, EA?) 🦄


  4. Is he worth 150 donuts? I love the building and think he would be an awesome addition. But, since I don’t have Shary Bobbins, I’m kind of torn between the two but can only afford one. She’s cheaper but doesn’t come with a building. Any suggestions?


    • I have Sherry Bobbins and I don’t really see what the hype is about with her. Unless her episode is one of your favorites, I don’t really get the appeal, she’s just another character


      • You weren’t around when she became available the first time. It was TORTURE to earn her…and was the introduction the the “wHELLe” as we called it. The Wheel was worse that crafting, in that you had to gather tons of currency points, in order to “spin the wheel” and see what prize you won. It was like a random Prize Box, but with very low chances of getting anything worth while. Sherry was the “big prize.”

        In punishment, I have kept her floating above the ground, for years. Literally.

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  5. I knew it! I called it…you could tell by that fake smile. He’s an Antipope!!!

    * cue dramatic chord *

    The real Pope wouldn’t hoard precious artifacts… 😉

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  6. Is it too much to ask that he get a quest line to become a B.S. League member?


  7. My pop can do heists so it’s worth it if yours can


  8. It does help with highest but I had to get to level three on the task first before it popped up


  9. A trend I’ve noted lately that I find disturbing:

    Character prices have gone up. At the same time, the amount of new content associated with the character has gone down. It seems like now the entire quest line for a new character is a few tasks, short dialog snippets, and done.

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    • Since the County Fair mini event in September, most of the new premium character combos have been 150 donuts or around the price range and the 3 most recent Gil Deals have all cost 199 Donuts. Character combos that cost 150 donuts a few years ago was really rare and now it is very common, I think it might be a bit higher since donuts are more easier to obtain now than they were before (from the Rail Yard, farming, Where’s Maggie and completing the main event’s questline is just some ways of getting donuts). Usually the questlines for characters are at least 5 parts long but in this event they are either 3 or 4 parts.


      • I remeber the times where there was no Maggie and no Rail Yard; we used to get the donnuts from Mistery boxes every week, but it was one donnut price every like 20 boxes, rest was on bonuts and tapping every single day on neighbors, those were hard times…

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  10. After he finishes all his quests he can then help with hiests at least that’s what happened with me


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