‘Super Pope’ Graffiti Appears Near Vatican

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Vatican was so inspired by graffiti depicting Pope Francis as a flying super hero, that papal communications officials tweeted out a picture of the street art to nearly 85,000 followers on Tuesday.

The photo has received more than 1,800 retweets and garnered a bevy of international attention since it was first posted to Twitter.

The Vatican’s tweet, written in both English and Spanish, reads simply: “We share with you a graffiti found in a Roman street near the #Vatican.”

In the art, the Pope is shown flying through the air in Superman fashion with his cape and crucifix flapping in the wind as his left hand clutches a black bag embroidered with “Valores” — the Spanish word for values.

The piece was created by Italian street artist Maupal.


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