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The Pope as a Superhero Pic of the Day

What next for Francis?

HE’S TAKEN A selfie, been named Time’s Person of the Year, appeared on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine AND had a nun’s baby named after him.

What next for Francis?

A stint as a real world Superman?


Graffiti depicting Pope Francis as Superman and holding a bag of ‘Values’ is seen on a wall of the Borgo Pio district near St. Peter’s Square in Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The white-caped crusader appeared Tuesday on a wall just off Borgo Pio, a tiny cobble-stoned street near St. Peter’s Square.

The artist is identified only as Maupal.

The Vatican obviously approves of the depiction, tweeting a picture of it yesterday. Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow

Thanks, God: Pope Francis says the internet is a gift from God

Elsewhere: Nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth, names baby Francis

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