The Vatican’s Communications and Public Relations Department has posted a photograph on the Pope Francis’s official page on Twitter, showing the pontiff as a superhero in graffiti style.
According to the press service of Francis, this creation was found on one of the residential buildings of Rome in the Borgo Pio area, where the head of the Catholic Church is incredibly widespread. Under the photo on Twitter, her story was also indicated:
“We are sharing with you graffiti that was discovered on a Roman street near the Vatican.”
In graffiti by an unknown street artist, Pope Francis is depicted in a cloak characteristic of a superhero, though not white, but dark. And in the hand of the amazing pontiff is a bag with the inscription “Valores” (“Securities”) in Spanish.
A few days ago, the Pope expressed his attitude to digital technology, as well as to the World Wide Web. In his address to the flock on the eve of World Day of Social Communications Francis calls the Internet a gift of God, as well as the embodiment of true good. The words of the pontiff were conveyed by the Vatican news portal www.news.va.
“The Internet is a gift from God. It offers us truly limitless opportunities for people to come together and show solidarity, ”says Pope Francis.
However, he did not deny that the Internet is a very problematic "gift." The pontiff confidently stated that the speed of information transfer is many times higher than a person’s ability to correctly evaluate and interpret it. The head of the Catholic Church also noted with regret that the World Wide Web is often used as a “wall”, which can be fenced off not only from the rest of society, but also from one’s own problems. But according to the pontiff, all these shortcomings of the great invention should not become a reason for refusing to communicate in social networks or other types of interactive communication.
It is worth noting that the predecessor of Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, abdicated last year, also shared a similar point of view regarding modern types and methods of communication.
In 2011, speaking on the occasion of the same Day of Social Communications, the former head of the Catholic Church “blessed” communication on social networks, including on our ITALY FOR ME Facebook page, saying that this is an extremely important and significant way to make new friends or share knowledge.
Meanwhile, the popularity of Pope Francis continues to gain momentum. So, from day to day, America should expect a new issue of the popular music magazine Rolling Stone. This month, the head of the Holy See will appear on its cover for the first time.
The editors of the magazine signed a photo of the pontiff. “The times they are a-changin” - a line from the song of the popular singer Bob Dylan.
The editors of Rolling Stone can easily explain their choice to readers: after all, Pope Francis, who succeeded Benedict in March last year, repeatedly attracted the attention of the press from around the world. What is his statement about homosexuality worth?
Then the Pope said: “Who am I to judge?” - a phrase that goes against the judgments of the church about gays.
Pope Francis has already been on the covers of other popular American publications. He appeared on the spread of Time and Vanity Fair magazines, which called the pontiff the man of the year, and The Advocate highlighted Francis as the person with the most tolerant attitude towards gays. The popular newspaper The New York Times has repeatedly devoted articles to an amazing clergyman.