Pope mobbing: When nuns go wild

Last updated 13:47 25/07/2013
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WHERE IS HE?: Nuns get ready for the Pope's visit to Aparecida, Brazil.

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Anyone doubting the star power of Pope Francis, take note: He makes even grown nuns go wild.

About 40 nuns lost their composure when they greeted Francis after he celebrated a Mass in the Brazilian town of Aparecida.

The Vatican spokesman, the Reverend Federico Lombardi, said it was one "one of the most remarkable things" of Francis' first full day on his inaugural international trip.

Lombardi, laughing while recounting the scene, said one nun rushed Francis in a courtyard, embraced him and asked to take a photo with the pontiff.

That blew the lid off and the rest of the nuns ran up to Francis to get their pictures taken, too.

The pope is in Brazil through Sunday for the church's World Youth Day festival.

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