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Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's SuperPope!

Last updated 12:09 29/01/2014
Super Pope

TO THE POPEMOBILE: One of the murals by street artist Maupal that are popping up around Rome.

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It wasn't enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine's Person of the Year or that he fronted Rolling Stone magazine.

Now there's SuperPope graffiti sprouting up around the Vatican.

The white-caped crusader appeared 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, via Twitter. Naturally.

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