The video aimed to encourage people to take Metro to next week's papal Mass at Nationals Park. But Archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Gibbs said many people would not have been comfortable with it.
"Our concern is that this was a bad bobblehead," Gibbs told the Washington Post. "You had unauthorized merchandise, and you had a misdressed pope."
The video shows the bobblehead riding a Metro train and buying a special one-day pass. Metro's media relations director, Lisa Farbstein, dreamed up the video and says no offense was intended.