The Pope as a Superhero Pic of the Day

first_imgHE’S TAKEN A selfie, been named Time’s Person of the Year, appeared on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine AND had a nun’s baby named after him.What next for Francis?A stint as a real world Superman?Graffiti depicting Pope Francis as Superman and holding a bag of ‘Values’ is seen on a wall of the Borgo Pio district near St. Peter’s Square in Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)The white-caped crusader appeared Tuesday on a wall just off Borgo Pio, a tiny cobble-stoned street near St. Peter’s Square.The artist is identified only as Maupal.The Vatican obviously approves of the depiction, tweeting a picture of it yesterday.DailyEdge.ie: Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crowThanks, God: Pope Francis says the internet is a gift from GodElsewhere: Nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth, names baby Francislast_img read more

Poll Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage

first_img No, testing yourself is a positive thing but it needn’t be religious. (2391) Yes, I’m religious but dislike going to church so it’s a happy medium. (791) Yes, I have before and would again. (1657) No, I don’t see the point in them. (1501) Yes, I have before and would again.Yes, I’m religious but dislike going to church so it’s a happy medium.No, I don’t see the point in them.No, testing yourself is a positive thing but it needn’t be religious.Vote Poll Results: RICHARD SCRIVEN WRITES this morning that despite a noted decline in general religious practice, thousands of Irish people go on pilgrimages.Whether it’s Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, the Novena in Knock or even the Camino de Santiago in Spain, some religious traditions remain resilient to social change.Today’s poll, Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage?last_img read more