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Rome mural shows Pope Francis as Superman

Pontiff painted as superhero in flight with briefcase, rosary

28 January, 20:14
Rome mural shows Pope Francis as Superman (ANSA) - Rome, January 28 - On the same day that Rolling Stone magazine made Pope Francis its latest front-page hipster, a mural artist in Rome depicted the pontiff as Superman on a wall near Vatican City.

In the style of a superhero, Francis is shown as the white-caped crusader of Marvel Comics in mid-flight, rosary swinging around his neck and glass firmly perched on his nose as he swings a battered black briefcase signed by the artist simply as "Valores".

The mural was such a hit that Vatican communications staff posted about it on their official Twitter account.