Man of the Year not enough? Francis now ‘SuperPope’

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The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:34AM EST

VATICAN CITY — It wasn’t enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” or that he fronted this week’s Rolling Stone magazine. Now there’s SuperPope graffiti sprouting up around the Vatican.

The white caped crusader appeared Tuesday on a wall just off Borgo Pio, a tiny cobble-stoned street near St. Peter’s Square. In typical superhero fashion, Francis’ right fist is thrust in the air, leading him in flight, while his left clutches his black satchel. “Valores,” or values in Spanish, is written across it.

The artist is identified only as Maupal.

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.

The Vatican communications office approved of the image, tweeting a photo Tuesday.

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8 comments on “Man of the Year not enough? Francis now ‘SuperPope’

  1. Speaking for myself, I applaud the efforts of this pope to help the poor and clean-up the Vatican, if that is truly what’s happening, but I’m against his persecution of traditional Catholics. Does that mean I “resist him to the face” in all things? Not necessarily, but I ‘m also against the effort to portray him as some sort of rock star and breath of fresh air so often portrayed by the secular media. Would that he would embrace Tradition and put his secular cheerleaders in their place.

    • What efforts are those, exactly? Except for shuffling some people around to get rid of BXVI’s cronies and put in his own cronies, I don’t know anything he’s done in the Vatican to to fight corruption. And other than lip service, I don’t know of one concrete act Simple Jorge has performed to help “the poor”. But he HAS taken actions against Traditionalists, and he HAS helped the forces of evil with his verbal diarrhea.

      When you think of it, he is the perfect poster boy for liberalism: all talk when it comes to doing something to actually help, and johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to doing harm.

  2. Yeah, and being on the front cover of a sodomite rag after saying his asinine “who am I to judge” statement. Getting a “thank you card” from NARAL, attacking traditional Catholics and promoting neo-Marxistist economics. Maybe Jorge really can fly, he should try it out next time he’s standing on the central balcony of St. Peter’s.

  3. In my post above I said: “if that is truly what’s happening” for I am in no position to judge the pope or determine his motives (all of which IMO are wrong-headed and indeed may even bespeak a heretical intent). But Our Lord can judge him and I would not want to be before the Heavenly Tribunal were I in his place.

  4. Not a problem, my friend, it’s really hard not to think of Jorge as at least a pre-figure of the antichrist looking at his words and actions, or perhaps I should say lack of actions in defense of the perennial magisterium.

  5. Like Obama, the man is too big for his current job. Everyone knows Obama should be President of the World and HIs Humbleness the Pope of All Religions Plus Atheism.

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