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'I'm not superman,' says Pope Francis

Pontiff says 'laughs, cries... like everyone else'

05 March, 10:33
'I'm not superman,' says Pope Francis (ANSA) - Rome, March 5 - Pope Francis said he should not be depicted as a super hero, but as an ordinary person, in an interview published by Italian daily Corriere della Sera Wednesday ahead of the first anniversary of his election as pontiff next week.

"Depicting the pope as a sort of superman, a sort of star, seems offensive to me," said Francis, who was elected to the lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on March 13, 2013.

"The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps well and has friends like everyone else. A normal person".