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SuperPope Graffiti Gets Papal Tweet Of Approval, Rome Police Get All Lex Luthor And Paint Over It

30 January 2014 No Comment

Its a bird… It’s a plane… It’s SUPERPOPE. Or, it was.

On Monday, street art depicting Pope Francis as “SuperPope” appeared on the streets of Rome blocks away from the Vatican.

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AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

The graffiti, by Italian street artist Mauro Pallotta (“Maupal”) showed the pope flying through the air, carrying his black satchel and a scarf bearing the blue and red colors of his favorite Argentinian football team, San Lorenzo.

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“Valores,” the Spanish word for “values,” was stamped on the bag (Pope Francis carries his own bag when he travels, which is a break from precedent).

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Pallotta told NPR Wednesday that he depicted the pope as a superhero because “Pope Francis is the only world leader who stands on the side of the people.”

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