Skip to content
Catholic Online SHopping 20% off RE-Grand Opening SALE

RE-Grand Opening
FREE Shipping over $49 (lower 48)

How cool is this! Graffiti of Pope Francis as 'Superman' tweeted by Vatican

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
1/29/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Rendered by anonymous artist, painting on wall in Rome

The Vatican has tweetted a somewhat unorthodox image of the highly popular Pope Francis. Painted on a wall in the Borgo Pio district near St. Peter's Square in Rome by artist Mauro Pallotta, the pope is seen flying through the air in "Superman" fashion." Flying forward with his fist raised, the pope, with his crucifix swinging in the wind carries his trademark black bag, with the word "values" written across it, in Spanish, in white letters.

'We share with you a graffiti found in a Roman street near the Vatican,' the Pontifical Council for Social Communications from the Holy See said on its official Twitter page.

"We share with you a graffiti found in a Roman street near the Vatican," the Pontifical Council for Social Communications from the Holy See said on its official Twitter page.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
1/29/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Graffiti, Pope Francis, Rome, pop art, tagging


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "We share with you a graffiti found in a Roman street near the Vatican," the Pontifical Council for Social Communications from the Holy See said on its official Twitter page.

Pope Francis is renowned for disregarding typical security concerns, and regularly plunges into crowds to greet pilgrims. He often uses jokes or stories to spread the values of the Church.

This beautiful print will enhance your home or office -- go here --

The 77-year-old Argentine pontiff is a keen Twitter user himself, regularly posting tweets on his own feeds in nine languages, which boast more than 10 million followers in total.

It just wasn't enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" or that he got on the cover this week's Rolling Stone magazine. Francis has charmed the masses with his simplicity and message of helping the poor, even as he has cracked down on Vatican waste and corruption.

However - it would appear that the graffiti of the pope has seemingly disregarded the wider problem of graffiti in general. While graffiti artists have since won accolades by the art world, the illegal practice of "tagging" public places continues to put a large strain on the finances of major cities across the world.

The majority of graffiti is decidedly not artistic. It is usually used to denote areas where criminal gangs operate, and serves as a warning to those outside the neighborhood.

Graffiti is largely an eyesore. The cost of repainting many public structures due to the unlawful use of paint spray cans runs into the millions each year.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists.
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


Comments


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.